Spinal manipulation, also known as an adjustment, is the most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors. The goal of an adjustment is to restore proper mobility to joints that have become restricted in movement, which can cause pain, inflammation, and decreased function. This restriction can be caused by a single traumatic event or through repetitive stress.
By restoring proper movement through adjustments your pain, inflammation, and decreased function can be reduced, leading to an increase in range of motion and performance.
Regular chiropractic care is often sought by athletes to maintain their mobility and performance, as well as by general patients who report success with maintenance care, such as fewer days of pain and mobility issues between treatments.