A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure done only by chiropractors with the use of their hands or a device. Controlled pressure is applied to the malpositioned joint (bone out of place) to reduce nerve irritability, increase mobility, and improve overall function.
Chiropractic adjustment is generally referred to as "spinal manipulation" since it mostly works on realigning the spine. However, it goes beyond just "back adjustment". Chiropractic adjustment can also help relieve tight muscles caused by injuries. It is also known to alleviate pain from headaches, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. People usually opt for regular chiropractic adjustments instead of relying on surgeries and medications.