If you are putting off a visit to a chiropractor because of nervousness about cracking or popping joints, Dr. Stanmore G. Langford III can provide you with anxiety-free care at his Chula Vista, CA, practice. With an impulse adjusting instrument, he can offer the precision of traditional chiropractic treatment without the anxiety of popping joints and bones. These tools can increase the speed of adjustments to lessen associated sounds and make treatment more comfortable for certain patients.
Why Joints Crack
Cracking and popping joints can understandably make patients feel anxious. Even if there is no pain, we are used to such noises accompanying broken bones or dislocated joints. For some patients, popping and cracking are simply grating. However, it is important to know that these noises are not necessarily a bad sign. Rather than the sound of damage, cracking joints this sound is just the release of nitrogen gas in the facets of your joints.
These bubbles often form when we stay in the same position for too long. When we move, they pop. Consequently, it is very common to hear popping and cracking when a chiropractor realigns joints. Even knowing this, it can still be unpleasant to hear such noises during an appointment. Because it minimizes these sounds, the impulse adjuster instrument can be an immensely helpful part of your chiropractic experience.