Customers often ask me why their joints make that clicking/crunching sound when manipulated. Click on link below to see a video showing what happens from m.livescience.com.
Video Link – Pop Knuckle Cracking Sound
“It’s a little bit like forming a vacuum,” study researcher Greg Kawchuk, a professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada said in a statement – “As the joint surfaces suddenly separate, there is no more fluid available to fill the increasing joint volume, so a cavity is created, and that event is what’s associated with the sound.” (LiveScience)
Many people believe they ultimately require surgery to fix their back pain. However, research shows that only 2-3% actually do – the other 97% only require conservative treatment and/or advice. Please click on title link above to view an article on a back surgeon’s perspective from ‘BackCare’.
Osteopaths are very good at relieving pain and speeding up recovery times for back problems, and can also provide helpful lifestyle and exercise advice.
Thank you to all those who sponsored me for ‘Race for Life’ in June. All sponsorship money has now been passed onto Cancer Research. Taking part meant a lot to me this year as I have lost both a close friend and relative in the last 12 months to cancer, so it was good to do something positive.