A question we are asked a lot!
Joint manipulation in the spine is a focussed, fast and small movement of the joint.
This techniques creates a pressure change within the joint that allows suddenly released gases to produce the typical pop sound.
It’s a bit like opening a can of coke, which reduces the pressure in the can and makes bubbles form.
So the pop is a naturally occurring noise made when a joint is stretched.
Nearly every joint can make this noise.
But it’s not the noise we are after. It’s the improvement in the movement of the restricted joint that matters.