Chiropractic's main area of interest is subluxation, a condition in which a vertebrae becomes slightly misaligned with an adjacent segment in such a way as to disturb nerve function. The objective of chiropractic is to locate, analyze, and correct subluxation.
Chiropractic maintains that the body possesses a unique innate wisdom that strives to maintain it in a state of good health. This intelligence strives to maintain normal heart rate, blood pressure, insulin production, etc.; this same intelligence also directs our bodily functions in continuously adapting to an ever changing environment.