The intent of a Chiropractic adjustment, whether it be a joint in the neck, jaw (TMJ), mid back, low back, rib cage, pelvis, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle or foot, (that’s right…Chiropractors treat most parts of the musculoskeletal system) is to restore normal range of motion and stability within a joint complex. A joint that moves normally maintains excellent fluid and nutrition exchange. This fluid and nutrition exchange is essential for the long term health of the joint. Conversely, if a joint is not moving correctly or has poor mechanics, then the natural fluid/nutrition exchange process breaks down and metabolic waste congests inside of the joint. Poor joint mechanics may result in pain, stiffness, nerve irritation, tight muscles or spasm, poor muscle coordination around the joint, weak ligaments and ultimately, unstable joints, joint degeneration and injury. Restoring normal joint mechanics restores health to the joint.