A common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as a “spinal manipulation,” or “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of a chiropractic manipulation, more commonly known as an adjustment, is to restore proper joint motion.

Occasionally, joints become hypomobile or restricted in their movement. This can be caused by a single traumatic event or repetitive stress, such as poor posture. Manipulation of the affected joint helps restore proper joint motion, decreasing inflammation, pain, and muscle tightness.