The reason that a chiropractic physician adjusts the neck, back or even extremities is because there’s a problem with the motion of the joint. Every joint has a characteristic motion and if that motion is restricted, it is something that can possibly lead to arthritis in the future. The cracking sound is caused when the joint is moved enough to stretch out and cause a gas bubble to form and burst in the joint. A vibration happens and you hear a “crack” or a “pop”, which is technically known as a cavitation. After the adjustment, the motion of the joint is restored and is no longer restricted. This is good for the joints because your cartilage needs to be constantly squished and stroked to make it healthy, by pushing out the waste products and allowing the nutrients to come back into the cartilage. Getting adjusted by a properly trained chiropractic physician may be able to help a person avoid arthritis by making sure the cartilage is healthy in the joint.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DR. ROYER
Dr. Bryan D. Royer has been practicing chiropractic medicine in the Toledo area since 2005. He graduated summa cum laude as the class salutatorian from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2004. Dr. Royer’s earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology from the University of Dayton in 1999 and another Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology in 2002 from NUHS. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist practicing in the Toledo area and is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). Dr. Royer is the only healthcare provider in the Toledo Area to be certified in Graston Technique® and he is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner™ (CKTP™). He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the Northwest Ohio Chiropractic Association, the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the ACA Council on Neurology, the American Academy of Spine Physicians and the Kinesio Taping Association.