Chiropractic treatment for Animals focuses on abnormal movements in the spine and dysfunction. These abnormal movements cause restrictions in the Spine known as subluxations. These subluxations or restrictions can have an effect on the nervous system and the entire body. With a Chiropractic Adjustment, which is a gentle quick thrust along the spine we can remove these restrictions and help realign the spinal column and begin the healing process.
The goal of a Chiropractic treatment is to increase mobility and enhance the nervous system function which after all, controls every function in the body. Chiropractic Care is not limited to the Spine, we also after thorough examination can determine if the limbs or jaw also needs to be adjusted. Chiropractic is an effective tool to help treat many musculoskeletal conditions that your Animal may be experiencing, it is also key in optimizing quality of life and performance.
How do I know if my Animal needs a Chiropractic Treatment?
Much like humans, animals experience many of the same problems. Disc issues, muscle spasms and tightness, radiating pain into the limbs, joint stiffness making it difficult to get around, unexplained itchiness, etc. Animals clearly have a different way of expressing themselves when they are in pain or discomfort but they will let us know in their behavior. If you are noticing that they are more sensitive to touch, altered sitting position, reduced performance, undefined leg lameness, hesitant to move such as going up and down steps, jumping up or not wanting to move in general. If you should notice any unusual signs such as these, CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN!
All animals should be under regular veterinary care, if you suspect a problem call your Veterinarian first and have them do an examination to determine if Chiropractic Care could be a perfect tool in helping your Animal recover and return to optimal health. Chiropractic Care does not, and will not replace traditional veterinary medicine. Dr. Shaw will work together with your Veterinarian to help your Animal get back to Health and Happiness. We have a mutual goal, we want to help make the best out of the years you have with your animal family.