What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care for your dog is a manual method of treatment which can be used for many health and performance problems. Chiropractic focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and your dog's entire body.
The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function to allow unrestricted exchange of information between the brain and all the body's organs.
Restricted mobility (vertebral subluxation complex) between two vertebrae can adversely effect and/or irritate the nerves that exit the dog's spine.
Prior to a chiropractic adjustment, the entire spine and limbs are examined to identify restricted movement. If a restriction in motion is detected, the affected joint will be treated with a chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it does enhance traditional medical treatments for your pet.