The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment. When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs it causes a subluxation. Often no outward signs appear to let owners know when a subluxation occurs. The nerves which surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain and all organs. Subluxations can adversely affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints, and even distant organs, glands, and body functions.

Treatment can also help with other disorders. All organs receive nervous system input from nerves which exit between vertebra. Correcting subluxations of these areas can change the nervous system input and affect blood flow, as well as hormone and neurotransmitter levels directly affecting the organs and glands, skin and joints.