Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health.
The Focus of Chiropractic Care is on the Integrity of Your Nervous System
Spinal vertebrae can become misaligned or fixated causing interference to the joint and its associated structures. Chiropractors have historically referred to these as subluxations. Many synonyms (joint blockage, joint dysfunction, aberrant articulation) exist for this theoretical model which can cause pain, restriction of mobility, imbalance and many other symptoms. Chiropractors specialize in locating and then working with patients to correct these problem areas.