A chiropractic adjustment is a specific procedure with the goal of restoring the normal motion to a particular joint or joints. Most people assume adjustments are limited to back and neck, but it expands beyond that.
Our bodies were designed to move and perform in a specific way. When spine, leg or arm joints stop moving correctly, they can irritate nerves and other tissues in the area, causing pain and dysfunction.
Chiropractors are trained to detect these dysfunctions and correct them which results in decreased pain, improved function, and a decreased chance of further injury.