The most common therapeutic procedure in chiropractic is known as “chiropractic adjustment” also called “spinal manipulation.” The chiropractor typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function.
As a non-invasive, drugless form of healthcare, chiropractic adjustment:
- Alleviates pain and muscle tightness
- Restores mobility to joints with restricted movement
- Resolves joint inflammation
- Rarely causes discomfort
Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following an adjustment.