Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that our bodies are designed as self-regulating and self-healing organisms. The brain, spinal cord, and nerves are intricately involved in this process. When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system is not able to function properly, which results in disharmony throughout the body. By realigning the spine, the cells, tissues, and organs are able to function better and are better able to resist, and potentially heal, disease.

Chiropractic can be used to treat different types of health problems, many of which are the same type of problems people face. Some of these include injuries, muscle spasms, disc problems, spinal pain, neurological problems, leg weakness, paralysis, seizures, and others.

How do I know if my dog or cat needs Chiropractic?

There are many signs that your pet may need chiropractic care. Some of these include:

  • Slowing down on walks
  • Getting up and down with difficulty
  • Not jumping or running like they used to
  • Showing signs of sensitivity or discomfort when you pet or touch them
  • Dragging the feet
  • Lameness or abnormal gait
  • Arching or swaying of the back
  • Not wagging the tail anymore
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Injuries from accidents or falls

How do you adjust a pet?

You and your pet may be surprised at how gentle a chiropractic treatment is. Each vertebrae will be felt by hand to determine the mobility of the joint. The ones that aren’t moving properly will receive a quick, gentle movement to restore the proper motion. Adjustments may also be made to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hips, knees, and ankles.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Your pet may want to sleep or may seem uncomfortable after an adjustment, but this is only temporary as the body gets accustomed to the realignment.

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