The word Chiropractic means done by hand. That is true for how my chiropractic adjustment is performed. I most commonly perform adjustments with using my hands to move through the joints of the spine, although I can use instrument adjustment with an activator upon request or desire of the patient. One of the goals of chiropractic is to increase range of motion in the joints of the spine or extremities while also reducing pain and irritation at the same time. Chiropractic also reduces compression on the nervous system which allows your bodies ability to heal itself and resume normal function.