Canine Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment which focuses on abnormal movements of the spine and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body.  It has a long history of being an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain cause by biomechanical problems.

Chiropractic care is a specific and gentle treatment and, unlike other non-specific manipulation methods, does not overstretch ligaments but works within the normal movement limits of the joint. Acute problems can be resolved in 1-4 treatments.

Chronic problems such as degenerative arthritis may require maintenance therapy every 2-6 months. Some common signs you may see in a pet with musculoskeletal problems that chiropractic can help are:

• Neck and back pain
• Reluctance to move, climb or jump
• Decreased performance in competition dogs
• Signs of pain when being lifted or touched in certain areas
• Slow gait, worn down nails

• Lick granulomas (sores) on legs or paws
• Altered sitting position
• Animal only lies on one side
• Recurrent digestive therapy
• Dripping urine or inability to hold feces

Keep in mind that chiropractic care is also a powerful tool in helping to prevent lameness.

By keeping the skeletal system in proper alignment (we adjust extremities not just spines!), secondary biomechanical compensations, resulting in lameness, can be averted.

For more information about veterinary chiropractic, visit www.ivca.de/eng and www.options4animals.com.