Analysis of the joint crack by simultaneous recording of sound and tension.

@article{Mal1986AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the joint crack by simultaneous recording of sound and tension.},
  author={G M M{\'e}al and Richard A. Scott},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={1986},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={189-95}
}
In order to elucidate the significance of the noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment, the joint crack has been analyzed using a simultaneous sound and tension recording system. It was found that, during the crack, which is a consistent double-peak wave, a drop in tension occurred immediately after the first sound wave, indicating separation of the articular surfaces (adjustment). The significance of the crack as an integral part of a chiropractic adjustment, where separation of… CONTINUE READING

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