One of the many techniques osteopaths perform is a “manipulation” or “adjustment”. This is commonly performed in the neck, midback, or lower back, although they can also be performed in the joints of the limbs. There may or may not be a pop during the technique, and research has shown that it is not necessary for the technique to be deemed suitable.
Your osteopath will always discuss the benefits and relative risks involved in manipulation, so you can make the decision whether you want it performed. Alternatively, there are other methods and techniques that we are trained to perform aimed at returning you back to health. We always make sure you are a good candidate for a safe manipulation and it definitely should not hurt.