"Wow, thanks for fixing my back! Feel 100% better." - P. McWhorter
"A healthy back is a happy back! Dr. Jeff Power is the best!! He's a miracle worker. #ParamedicLifeSaver" - J. Rivera
"So glad to find you...You are the only chiropractor that has been able to help me with my knee. It's nice to be able to walk." - J. Baker
"Hey Dr. Power, Dude! You've done a great job fixing my neck...in the past it constantly hurt with a dull ache and made a lot of noise. I used to sit in my kayak or hunting blind scanning for movement and every turn of my neck made an awful grating noise, like the creaking of a rusty gate. It was annoying because I was sure the animals could hear it too. Not anymore...your therapeutic skills have made me pain and noise free, it's like I've got new ball bearings in my neck!" -F.E. Childs
What Makes your knuckles pop?
If you've ever laced your fingers together, turned your palms away from you and bent your fingers back, you know what knuckle popping sounds like. Joints produce that CRACK when bubbles burst in the fluid surrounding the joint. All of the joints in our bodies are surrounded by synovial fluid, a thick, clear liquid. When you stretch or bend your fingers to pop the knuckle, you're causing the bones of the joint to pull apart. As they do, the connective tissue capsule that surrounds the joint is strecthed. By stretching this capsule, you increase its volume - and with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. So as the pressure of the synovial fluid drops, gases dissolved in the fluid becomes less soluble, forming bubbles. When the joint is stretched far enough, the pressure in the capsult drops so low that these bubbles burst, producing the pop that we associate with knuckle cracking.
The spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Without it, you could not keep yourself upright or even stand up. It gives your body structure and support. It allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. The spine is also designed to protect your spinal cord. The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects your brain with the rest of your body, allowing you to control your movements. Without a spinal cord, you could not move any part of your body, and your organs would not function. This is why keeping your spine healthy is vital if you want to live an active life. This is why chiropractic is so important! We help keep your spine healthy and flexible so you can live your life to the fullest!
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