CHIROPRACTIC

  
As a compliment to traditional veterinary care, animal chiropractic offers a hands-on, non-surgical and drug-free approach to your animals health and well-being. Animal chiropractic is an effective alternative therapy aimed at detecting and correcting many bone/joint, disc and soft tissue disorders related to subtle vertebral misalignments (sometimes referred to as, “subluxations”) and the improper spinal biomechanics they cause.
After conducting a thorough health history and physical examination of your animal, animal chiropractors use their hands to carefully palpate and identify areas of the spine and extremities that are not moving as well as others. Restricted movement between two adjacent vertebrae can interrupt the nerves impulses that exit between the affected vertebrae, leading to pain and impaired function of the muscles and tissues they innervate.








To correct these restricted areas of the spine or extremities, animal chiropractors use their hands to deliver a high velocity, low amplitude thrust at precise angles specific to the joint angles in order to restore proper movement of the joints. Maintaining proper structural alignment permits optimal functioning of the nerves, muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints, resulting in pain relief, and improved movement, stance and flexibility.  Animal chiropractors will recommend a course of treatment and will work closely with your veterinarian to provide the best quality of care for your animal.
Animal chiropractors are licensed Doctors of Chiropractic and/or Doctors of Veterinary Medicine who have attended and graduated from an accredited animal chiropractic school.

Common indications for care:
Sensitivity and pain while being touched or lifted.
Reluctance or difficulty when climbing stairs or jumping
Behavior changes
Changes in gait, limping, or lameness
Overlying on one side, “Puppy Sitting”
Stiffness and fatigue
Constantly licking/chewing paw or leg
Preventative care
Performance enhancement
Common Disorders
Pain, Injury, Trauma
Arthritis & Inflammation
Strains & Sprains
Degenerative Disc
Pinched Nerves
Hip Dysplasia
ACL Tears & Luxating Patella