An adjustment is a unique form of joint manipulation that is specific to chiropractic. Trauma and repetitive bad posture (from sitting and using technology) can cause the joints of the spine to become misaligned (“a subluxation”), which damages muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. This eventually results in stiffness, achiness, pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to detect and correct these subluxations with a chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is tailored to each patient and gently directs the joint into a more neutral position to take pressure off damaged tissues and allow the body to heal.