Chiropractic is based on the understanding that the body has the innate ability to heal itself — as long as the nervous system is functioning without interference. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) controls and coordinates everything in your body-it is the master control system. When nerve energy flows correctly, you are strong and healthy and your body works as it should. When your body succumbs to stress- physical, emotional, and biochemical, your body can begin to break down. While there are many factors that contribute to overall health, chiropractic adjustments can be an important tool.