During a chiropractic visit you may hear a popping sound during an adjustment. This is nothing to be afraid and is completely normal.
When your back gets adjusted, it stretches the spinal facet joint which can produce the popping sound. This is because there are small pockets of air or bubbles in the fluid surrounding your joints. Stretching joint tissues causes the small pockets of air to produce a popping sound. This release caused by a chiropractic adjustment may increase the mobility of your back. Also, it is normal to feel sore and tight after an adjustment.
A chiropractic adjustment may be complemented with other treatments such as muscle therapy depending on a complete evaluation of your back and medical history. Getting chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis increases pain relief, mobility and overall body function.