Equine chiropractic care deals with the alignment of the spine and nervous system. The nervous system controls the function of each and every organ and tissue in the body. The nerves exit the spinal column between each vertebrae of the spine. A misalignment, or subluxation, of these vertebrae can thus impact the nerve function at that area. Decreased nerve function can lead to pain, disease, fatigue, muscle weakness, poor performance, poor balance, immune suppression, irritability, digestive problems, and loss of conditioning. Equine chiropractic is designed to correct these subluxations and restore the integrity of the nervous system.
Equine chiropractic care is an alternative, drugless method of health care. Keep in mind that equine chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine, but works very well along with it. The equine chiropractic adjustment is a specific adjustment designed not only to restore correct alignment and working order, but to restore proper nerve function as well. Equine chiropractic thus works to eliminate the cause of the problem, and not to simply treat the symptoms.