Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. Chiropractors practice the art to aid patients in healing. The concept of Chiropractic deals with the spine and spinal nerves, and the musculoskeletal system. It is a science that is based on the premise that good health depends on a normally functioning nervous system. If the bones of the spine, or the vertebrae, become shifted out of position, they can press on the nerves that go through the vertebrae. This can block or hinder the impulses carried through the nerves to vital organs and cells, and inhibit their normal functions. Stress or accidents can cause the vertebrae to shift, by tensing up the muscle that wrap around the vertebrae. Chiropactors examine the spine and check for misalignment of the vertebrae through a complete physical, orthopedic, and neurological exam, usually with x-rays. If they locate a misalignment, they correct it by a spinal adjustment. Sometimes they use therapy in addition to the adjustment to help relax the muscles, and then prescribe exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Chiropractic is the only healing art which works with you body’s own recuperative powers, and allows you to heal in a natural way.