It is only through movement that nerves are fired and the body stays connected in motion and in health.
Animal chiropractic, an integrative part of animal health care, focuses on placing the “stuck” bones back into movement. The bones and joints of the spine are naturally maintained in a certain alignment and the nerves that surround these bones are in constant communication with the spinal cord and brain. When a bone of the spine is not properly aligned and is not moving appropriately, there is a disruption in the nerve communication. If the nerves are not firing correctly, then the muscles cannot respond effectively. If the muscles cannot contract well, then the body cannot move efficiently. If the body cannot move well, then degenerative disease such as arthritis can occur.
An adjustment, a very specific controlled thrust, places these “stuck” areas back into motion. This helps eliminate disruptions in nerve communication. Nerve pathways become stimulated, blood flow is improved, and muscles that were once tense begin to relax. The body begins to naturally heal itself.
Consider chiropractic care if your pet is exhibiting the following clinical signs:
- Acute neck and back pain
- Reluctance to move, stand, climb stairs, or jump onto raised areas
- Sensitive to touch
- Undefined lameness or stiff gait
- Altered sitting position
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
If your pet is not exhibiting any of the above clinical signs, consider chiropractic care as preventative treatment to maintain his/her healthy fitness.