Neuro - The central nervous system (CNS) is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS), on the other hand, is comprised of all the nerves that exit the spinal cord and serve the entire body. The chiropractors role is to facilitate the PNS with spinal adjustments, rehabilitative exercise and soft tissue mobilization.
Musculo - There are 640 muscles in the human body. They all work in meticulous coordination via the nervous system to move all the bones, joints and organs. The skeletal muscles (the ones attached to bones and joints) and the surrounding fascia are what the chiropractor works with to ease pain from muscle spasm, dysfunction or injury. Chiropractors facilitate and guide the process of healing with adjustments, stretching, soft tissue mobilization and finally strengthening
Skeletal - The skeleton is made up of 206 bones and roughly 170 joints. This is where chiropractors shine brightest. Joint mobilization and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT or adjustment) are the primary tools of the chiropractor. This is where the pop you hear during an adjustment comes in and there is an abundance of evidence in well designed studies supporting the use of SMT and joint mobilization in many conditions.