Did you know that your pet can benefit from chiropractic care? Whether they are old or young, sick or healthy, chiropractic care can help improve and optimize their body function!
Chiropractic care focuses on the health of the neuro-muscular-skeletal system by improving the function of the nervous system, which is the control center for everything in the body. If the nervous system is not functioning optimally, it can affect the whole body. A chiropractic evaluation involves evaluating joints for subluxations (joints not moving in their full range of motion). Subluxations are very small changes in joint function, often only 1-3 mm of change. Joints in the spine are the main focus, but other joints throughout the body are examined as well. If a subluxation is found, a chiropractic adjustment is performed. This is a thrust into a joint at a specific angle to help the joint move normally again.
Correction of the subluxation engages the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) which in turn helps to engage the associated muscles and tissues. This allows the body to function better and to heal better. Another way of describing this is that correcting the subluxation in the joint helps the nerve that goes to that joint function better. That nerve then goes to muscles and organs, so it can improve their function as well.
Correction of subluxations also improves mobility in animals with arthritis and stiffness or with compensation from other orthopedic or medical issues.
There are many medical conditions which can improve with chiropractic adjustments, to include:
- Nervous system disease
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Back or neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Stiffness getting up and down
- Joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Injuries (athletic or otherwise)
- Anal gland issues
- Chronic health problems
In addition, chiropractic care is great maintenance and prevention for working/sporting breeds to maintain them at optimal performance.
Dr Rachel Ramesar completed the Animal Chiropractic course at Parker University. She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) and American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Make an appointment with Dr. Ramesar today to schedule your pet for better health!
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