The human body becomes misaligned for a variety of reasons. The big reason, however, is just living life. Physical, mental/emotional and chemical stress cause our bodies to become "subluxated" or "out of alignment". This subluxation often becomes a pattern. The pattern of subluxation puts tension on the nervous system and bad things start to happen. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves. This communication complex must be working properly in order for the body to function optimally. Chiropractors adjust the spine to halt the subluxation pattern and the body begins to restore proper function. Supportive care can take weeks to months to stop the pattern depending on the duration of the subluxation.