In need of a pet chiropractor?
If a pet is suffering from joint pain or needs correct body alignment to improve their overall physical wellbeing then chiropractic treatment may be the solution. When the bones and joints in the body are not moving correctly this has an adverse effect on the nervous system which alters the function and movement of muscles and joints. This can lead to symptoms such as pain, muscle spasm, muscle weakness and lameness.
Chiropractors use their hands to assess, find and adjust the joints of the spine and limbs where signs of restricted movement are found. Gentle, specific manipulation techniques help to restore normal body movement. Treatment aims to make your pet move better and more freely.
Pet Chiropractic Sessions
Usually, during a chiropractic session, all the joints are taken through their normal range of movement. If a restricted area is found then a manipulation or adjustment is performed to the joint to restore normal movement, or muscle release to encourage the nerves to fire differently. This re-sets the nerve input into the brain and spinal cord and therefore improves movement. A chiropractic adjustment is a low amplitude, high velocity thrust along a specific line of correction, and is well tolerated by most animals. It is used as a single therapy for some conditions and alongside other therapies as part of a holistic approach to healing. It can help with many conditions such as osteoarthritis, back pain, post-surgery rehabilitation, hip and elbow dysplasia, sciatic pain and lumbosacral pain.
Post Treatment Care
You may notice immediate progress with your pet but sometimes treatment could take some time or recurring sessions to have a positive effect. It's normal however for your pet to be tired following chiropractic treatment and you should use gentle exercising while remaining on a lead. Your vet will advice you with the best care for your pet's unique conditions and provide you with all details and reassurance.
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