Why Do Your Joints Pop?

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If you’re looking for back pain relief or neck pain relief, you might try stretching to pop your joints. Upon being stretched, it’s common for joints to make a cracking or popping sound. This noise may sound alarming, but it’s harmless. This sound is commonly heard during treatments from a chiropractor.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, your joints are lubricated by synovial fluid produced by the synovial membrane. Stretching causes the bones that meet at the joint to pull apart slightly. When this happens, the synovial membrane also stretches, causing a drop in the pressure within the joint.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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