ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC treatment focuses on restoring proper biomechanics of the spine and enhancing the function of the nervous system. Animal chiropractic does not replace conventional veterinary medicine but can be used concurrently to aid in the treatment and prevention of many conditions.
A chiropractic adjustment is very specific to the area being treated and is performed within a joint's normal range of motion. As a hands-on treatment, subtle changes can be detected within the joints and surrounding tissue.
When integrated with traditional veterinary medicine, animal chiropractic can aid in treatment of many conditions such as:
Diminished athletic performance
Chronic musculoskeletal issues
Acute tension and stiffness
The spine is a complex framework of bones (vertebrae), ligaments, muscles and nerves. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebrae become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves that are branching off of the spinal cord and going to the all of the muscles and organs. As this occurs, your animal can lose normal mobility; resulting in stiffness, tension, pain and even organ dysfunction.
The nervous system also coordinates the body's ability to heal and regulate itself. Trauma, overuse, or underuse, may cause the vertebrae to become immovable, and the surrounding muscles and ligaments may become compromised and inflamed. Nerves could become trapped in these damaged tissues, or in the passages they use to exit the spine. Their signals become unable to adequately reach their destinations. When they don't, these impaired structures lose their ability to heal. This can directly and dramatically impact your animal's health. Symptoms of spinal fixation are vast, and may include pain, spasm, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities and postural compromise. These are the symptoms that are the easiest to detect. A trained veterinarian can distinguish some of the more subtle changes that occur when organs begin to malfunction.
The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebrae' in an effort to re-establish neurologic transmissions. This treatment restores the normal motion of the vertebrae thus removing neurological interference. When the nerves can efficiently communicate with all the structures in your animals' bodies, they will begin to heal from within. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential.
Animal Chiropractic offers non-surgical, drug-free options for correcting bone, disc, and soft-tissue disorders related to improper spinal configuration and movement.
Healthy and athletic animals are also ideal candidates for chiropractic examination and care. Maintaining proper structural alignment permits optimal function of the muscles, nerves and tissues supporting the joints, resulting in improved movement, stance and flexibility. This alignment promotes increased agility, endurance, and overall performance. Broader benefits include superior immune function, healthier metabolism and a vibrant nervous system, facilitating your animal's natural ability to heal. Chiropractic can enhance the quality of your pet's life, ensuring active and healthy years.