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Chiropractic care for small animals & equine

Why Chiropractic Care?

Animal Chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuromusculo-skeletal system.

Nerves control everything that happens in your pet's body. Anything adversely affecting the nervous system will have detrimental effects that will resonate throughout the entire body. The command centers of the nervous system are the brain and spinal cord which are protected by the spine. The spine is a complex framework of bones (vertebra), ligaments, muscles and nerves. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebra become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves that are branching off of the spinal cord and going to the all of the muscles and organs. As this occurs, your animal can lose normal mobility; resulting in stiffness, tension, pain and even organ dysfunction.

The nervous system also coordinates the body's ability to heal and regulate itself. Trauma, overuse, or underuse, may cause the vertebra of the spine to become fixed, and the surrounding muscles and ligaments may become compromised and inflamed. Nerves could become trapped in these damaged tissues, or in the passages they use to exit the spine. This can directly and dramatically impact your pet's health. Symptoms of spinal fixation are vast, and may include pain, spasm, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities and postural compromise. It may take a trained doctor to distinguish some of the more subtle changes that occur when organs begin to malfunction. The goal of chiropractor care is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebra in an effort to re-establish neurologic transmissions. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential.

This is the beginning of a more modern, comprehensive approach to your pet's healthcare, and we are thrilled to be able to offer these services to you. It is an effective and valuable means of restoring and maintaining your pet's strength, vigor and well-being. And by exploring and treating the root causes of their aches, pains and illnesses, will ensure maximum improvement, top performance and an exceptional quality of life for the family members that we love.

 

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