Veterinary Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care focuses on correcting any abnormal movements of the spine that can have numerous adverse effects on the nervous system and the entire body. Chiropractic treatment can be a great option for pets that suffer from spinal problems and musculoskeletal disorders. While chiropractic care does not replace other forms of veterinary medicine, it can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these issues. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function.
Injuries, joint pain, muscle spasms, back pain from a slipped disc, spinal inflammation, seizures, neurological issues, limb weakness, and paralysis are a few of the conditions that veterinary chiropractic care may help with.
What are the signs my cat or dog needs Veterinary Chiropractic?
Your pets are experts at hiding their pain, so it may be difficult to detect when your pet is hurting. Look for these common symptoms that can indicate your pet is in pain:
- Not walking or running as quickly as they once did
- Appearing stiff and off-balance when they get up
- Avoiding activities that require running or jumping
- When touched, wincing and (ears back, scratching and warning bite for cats) (yelping and nipping for dogs)
- Not using one foot normally
- Walking tenderly with feet closer or farther apart than usual
- Back swaying or arching when walking
- No longer wagging the tail
- Tender chewing
- Known accident
How does veterinary chiropractic work?
Our skilled veterinarians will begin by assessing your pet’s vertebra, alignment and mobility. From there, they will use their hands to shift and manipulate their spine and joints gently. These may be very small adjustments, but over time they will get your pet back in alignment.
Will my pet experience any side effects from chiropractic treatments?
Your pet may experience some tenderness or be lethargic after their treatments as their soft tissues adapt and reposition. Overall, the side effects will be very minimal and should pass quickly.