A chiropractic adjustment is a non-surgical, holistic approach to healing pain and injury. The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury. Tissue damage can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as the improper lifting of a heavy object, or an automobile accident, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting with improper posture for prolonged periods of time. In both cases, injured tissues undergo physical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished functioning of a joint. The manipulation of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain, tightness, and allows the tissues to heal properly.
Chiropractors are a specialty type of Health Care Provider that treat disorders of musculoskeletal and nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic practice a hands-on approach to healthcare that incorporates patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.