Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.  The “chiropractic adjustment” is the most commonly used procedure performed by the chiropractor.  The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement.   Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time.  The purpose of the adjustment is to restore mobility or motion which decreases pain and muscle tightness allowing the area to heal.