10 Feb WHAT IS HAPPENING IF AN OSTEOPATH MAKES MY BACK CLICK?
When an osteopath manipulates your back you will hear a click. The click is due to the surfaces of the joint coming apart creating a potential vacuum. The aim of this is to separate the joint surfaces, which leads to increased movement between the bones that make up the joint, and causes the muscles surrounding the joint to relax and at the same time releases a little pocket of gas that is found within the joint which can produce a clicking sound. You may feel a little twisted and stretched as the Osteopath prepares you for manipulation but it does not cause pain.