As animal chiropractors, we understand the importance and benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments. Too often however, we’re called in when the animal is in pain and their condition or performance has been significantly affected. Changes in gait, agility, posture and behavior are tell-tale signs that something is affecting an animal. The chiropractic adjustment can restore aberrant motion and mitigate the residual affects of degenerative wear and tear. It can help increase the ability of tissue to heal in response to everyday use and microtrauma. And remember that the adjustment affects a higher order of science than solely the mechanical. Anything you do to change input to the spine directly affects autonomic output. The chiropractic adjustment to any joint will reset mechanoreceptors, muscle spindle cells and Golgi tendon organs surrounding that joint! So remember that the power of the adjustment lies not only in restoring motion, but in re-establishing and re-organizing the function of the nervous system! Have a comment? Join the conversation!