What is Animal Chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic involves adjustment of subluxations of the spinal column, extremity joints and skull bone junctions called cranial sutures.
A chiropractic adjustment is defined as a short lever, high velocity controlled thrust by hand or instrument that is directed at specific articulations to correct vertebral subluxations.
A vertebral subluxation is defined as a spinal misalignment or joint dysfunction resulting in neurological or biochemical dysfunction.
Animal chiropractic does not dispense medications, perform surgery, inject medications or attempt to replace necessary traditional veterinary care.
Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pet health care. It deals with the nervous system housed inside the spinal column and with keeping the nervous system healthy for the benefit of all body systems including the musculoskeletal system.
What conditions can be treated with chiropractic? :
• Neck, back, leg and tail pain
• Muscle spasms, nerve problems
• Disc problems, joint problems, limping
• Injuries from slips, falls and accidents
• Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing
• Event or sports injuries
• Post-surgical care
• Bowel, bladder and internal medicine disorders
• Maintenance of joint and spinal health
• Many animals with chronic internal medicine disorders can benefit from regular adjustments