A chiropractic adjustment is the most commonly known procedure performed by chiropractors. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation. The purpose is to restore mobility to the joints both in the spine and extremities by manually applying a gentle force into the problem areas that have become restricted and no longer move freely. This tissue harm can be caused by a combination of things or by one single traumatic event. An event like getting in and out of a car, bending over incorrectly to pick something up, rotating while picking up something, or simple repetitive stresses like driving all day or like sitting at work all day staring at a screen can all cause these problems and conditions. Either way, one can have pain, inflammation, and/or lessened function and ability. A series of chiropractic manipulation and other modalities restore mobility, which, over time, lessens the pain & stiffness, further allowing for tissue healing.