According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, health is a state of optimum physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. Just because you do not feel sick does not mean that you are really healthy. Chiropractic realizes that health is not simply how you feel, but also how you are functioning. Many so-called diseases are simply warning signs that the body is not functioning properly.
Optimum physical, mental, and social well-being implies that a balance in the body must exist. This balance cannot always be achieved by simply eating right, exercising, sleeping properly, and having a good mental attitude; it also requires a properly functioning nervous system. Chiropractic care strives to promote health through specific spinal adjustments in an effort to free the body of nerve pressures that may impact your overall body function.