Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts and as a science is based on the premise that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Body structures such as cells and organs function by the impulses carried through the nerves. When these nerve impulses travel unhampered, the organs and cells of the body are able to function normally. When there is an interference (causing too much or not enough nerve supply), the tissues or organs cannot function properly and a state of malfunction may begin, predisposing the body to a disease state.
The doctor of chiropractic does not utilize drugs or surgery in his practice. However, there are times when he will recommend that you consult another practitioner if other methods of treatment are needed.