As a result of injury, overuse or even postural imbalances, muscles and joints become tight and restricted. In order to restore normal joint movement and function, a chiropractic adjustment can be used. Of the treatment procedures used by Doctors of Chiropractic, the one most often associated with chiropractic is the spinal adjustment or chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT).
When receiving a spinal adjustment you may feel light pressure on your spinal joints and/or hear a popping sound, the result of joints moving quickly. Adjustments rarely hurt; instead you may have immediate pain relief and feel more relaxed.