Chiropractic is based on the fact that you are a self-healing organism. Your body is designed to heal itself. This means that not only will your skin heal itself when you get a cut, but all of the cells in your body are always in a constant state of change and repair.
For your body to do this, it has to follow a very exact program. Your brain and spinal cord are the things that control this special program. They are like a natural super computer that runs you. If communication is open between the brain and the spine, and every part of you, you will be functioning at your very best. This optimal function is what we consider normal.
If something interferes with the normal communication between the body and this central communication center, your body will not function the way it is designed to. Chiropractors refer to this as Spinal SUBLUXATION. When Subluxated the body will not follow the program it was intended to.
The role of chiropractor is not a bandage, but to correct the cause of the problem
The job of a chiropractor is restore proper order in the body by removing areas of interference in the nervous system, allowing the body to do what it was designed and created to do – correcting the cause of the problem, and not just putting a bandage on it. Chiropractors call this an ADJUSTMENT.
So in a nutshell, Chiropractors detect and then correct Subluxations in the spine to restore normal communication between the brain and ALL body parts so the body can self-heal and self-regulate and you can be optimally healthy.