Veterinary chiropractic care is the practice of manual therapy or spinal manipulation for animals. When the spine is misaligned, it can cause negative effects in health and well-being. Adjustments can restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself and usually result in a fuller range of motion for your cat or dog. We have a chiropractic specialist on staff to provide evaluations and treatments.
What conditions can benefit from chiropractic treatment?
Canines and felines with the following health problems can benefit from chiropractic treatment:
- Abnormal walking patterns
- Poor performance in sports
- Neck and back pain
- Problems moving around
- Injury from slips and falls
- Neurological conditions
- Sore jaw or TMJ
- Hip dysplasia
How will chiropractic treatment benefit my loyal companion?
The good thing about chiropractic treatment is that in most cases it can provide almost immediate relief. Chiropractic adjustments can improve gait and reduce pain within minutes. For many orthopedic conditions such as fractures and ligament tears chiropractic treatment can be used to correct the secondary problems that can develop from these injuries. With chiropractic treatment, the patient’s flexibility is improved which helps them avoid injuries, especially for animal athletes.
Is chiropractic therapy safe?
Chiropractic treatment is considered safe when performed by a certified veterinarian. These veterinarians know the right amount of force that each patient requires during their treatment. An inappropriate amount of force can result in damage for the patient. After a chiropractic adjustment, it is normal for the patient to experience low-grade discomfort that may last for a day or two.