What is Animal Chiropractic?

An animal chiropractor utilizes a chiropractic adjustment to treat vertebral subluxations. A subluxation is caused by a change in movement along the spine, the extremities, and all the associated joints. This change can cause a cascade of effects on the nervous, musculoskeletal and various organ systems of the body.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a short lever, high velocity, low amplitude thrust directed at specific articulations. The determination of the specific articulation to adjust is determined by a thorough history, gait analysis, static and motion palpation of the spine and extremities, orthopedic as well as a complete neurologic examination.

What conditions can benefit from chiropractic care?

  • Neck, back, leg and tail pain

  • Muscle spasms, nerve problems

  • Intervertebral disc problems

  • Joint problems

  • Lameness

  • Injuries from slips falls, and accidents

  • Sports injuries

  • Post-surgical care

  • Bowel, bladder and internal medicine disorders

  • Maintenance of joint and spinal health

How many treatments will my pet require?

The goal of chiropractic care is to allow optimal function of the nervous system to allow the body to heal and repair injuries. After initial consultation and treatment, the animal chiropractor may recheck the animal in two weeks. After re-evaluation, further treatments are scheduled based on the response to therapy. Some conditions that have been chronic (long-standing) in nature may require more attention initially than an acute injury. Most animals can be maintained with chiropractic care on a monthly to bi-monthly basis.

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