Animal chiropractic is a manual therapy that addresses dysfunction in your pet’s muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. This is a specialized complementary treatment to your regular veterinary care and is not intended to replace your regular veterinary care. Decreased motion in the joints of the spine and extremities (called joint restrictions or vertebral subluxations); may lead to changes in the surrounding tissues (i.e. the muscles, ligaments tendons and nerves). This can cause inflammation, pain, muscle tension and compensatory changes.