Chiropractic medicine is a drugless form of therapy based on manual manipulation of the spine, extremities, and skull bone junctions called cranial sutures. In vertebrates (including dogs, cats, horses, and rabbits), the brain communicates with almost every cell in the body either directly or indirectly through the spinal cord and nervous system. If there is interference in the nervous system, the rest of the body cannot function properly. The goal of chiropractic health care is to re-establish normal biomechanics and movement in the spine and extremities, thereby freeing the nervous system to restore and maintain the body’s health. It can be helpful for issues ranging from neck, back, leg, foot, and tail pain caused by injury or arthritis to internal medicine conditions such as urinary/fecal incontinence, constipation, chronic ear problems, seizures, TMJ concerns, and behavioral disorders related to pain. It is also very effective for sports injuries, limping, pre- and post-surgical care as well as disc concerns and even paralysis.
Our chiropractor is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) and has extensive training in animal chiropractic care. She provides relief from pain, improvement of bodily function, and increased mobility by applying manipulations to the body to repair subluxations and misalignments of the spine and extremities.
Treatment is so gentle that most animals feel like they are getting a massage and enjoy their treatment.