The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the joints of the vertebral column and extremities with the nervous system. The principle common to all chiropractic theories is that joint malfunction affects the normal neurological balance in an individual.
When a joint becomes restricted in its range of motion (misalignment or joint dysfunction) due to degenerative changes, trauma (simple and complex), repetitive injury, or structural changes, surrounding tissues will further restrict the joint’s ability to move freely. This may result in pain and sensitivity, stiffness, muscle weakness, and immune system suppression.
An animal chiropractor uses a gentle, specialized, manual technique called an adjustment, which is a controlled force applied to a specific anatomic area. The goal of the treatment is to restore proper movement of the affected joints to reduce pain, improve mobility and allow the nervous system and body to function normally.