Just as humans can, animals can experience health benefits from chiropractics. The alignment if the spine is tied to numerous health issues, many of which can be resolved through chiropractic care.
Animals can benefit greatly from spinal adjustments, reducing pain or discomfort associated with medical conditions. I am highly trained and knowledgeable when it comes to chiropractic care, so you can rest assured your animal is in good hands.
Chiropractic treats subluxations, which in chiropractic terms are restrictions of joint motion. These restrictions cause decreased use of muscles, resulting in poorer circulation. This causes local fluid or edema to build up in tissues resulting in a decreased removal of cellular waste. These accumulating waste products irritate nerve cells causing in miscommunication within the nervous system. Pain comes from soreness in the muscles, irritated nerves and local edema. The body can become sore elsewhere as it compensates for the area of subluxation. By restoring normal joint movement, the body can improve the health of the nervous system and normal gait function for the animal. Chiropractic helps after falls; hit by car accidents; injuries to muscles, joints and bones – essentially almost any trauma to the body. It will help in many cases of lameness and can assist in back problems. Because it can help the nervous system chiropractic can also aid in conditions other than musculoskeletal problems.
To learn more about how I can help your horse or dog with chiropractic care, contact us today.