What is Veterinary Chiropractic?
Veterinary Chiropractic care is a manual therapy used for many health and performance problems. It focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system.
Veterinary Chiropractic treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. It is an integrative method used in conjunction with traditional veterinary care.
It is an effective and valuable means of restoring and maintaining strength, vigor and well-being. Exploring and treating the root causes of your animal’s aches, pains and illnesses ensures maximum improvement, top performance and an exceptional quality of life.
Veterinary Chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes and can be performed on any animal with a spine.
The goal of chiropractic 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.
Dr. Liba uses her hands to identify areas of restriction and apply a precise thrust on the immobile anatomical structures. This treatment restores the normal motion of the vertebra, thus removing neurological interference. When the nerves can efficiently communicate with all the structures in your animals’ bodies, they will begin to heal from within.
Veterinary Chiropractic treatment can be used for:
- Chronic musculoskeletal problems
- Acute problems such as tension or stiffness
- Prophylactic treatment to maintain fitness
- Maintaining soundness in older animals
- As a complementary treatment for chronic lameness, spondylosis or tendon problems like cruciate ligament in the dog.
Chiropractic care is offered for any animal with a spine.
Chiropractic Care for Pets
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment developed many years ago as a way of maintaining health and treating neurological and muscular problems. Chiropractic care focuses on abnormal movements of the spine and the effects these movements have on the body.
The goal of an adjustment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function. This helps the body return to unrestricted movement. It also provides an additional means of treatment in addition to traditional medicine.
Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option for spinal problems and musculoskeletal disorders. It is effective for both acute and chronic conditions. Chronic conditions usually require more time to resolve, but most pets show significant improvement after one to four treatments.
What pets can be treated?
Anything with a spine!
Signs your pet may benefit from Chiropractic Care:
- Reduced performance
- Abnormal posture such as lowered head
- Reluctance to move, climb stairs, jump or get onto bed or couch
- Signs of pain when being lifting or making certain movements
- Sensitivity to touch
- Changes in behavior or mood
- Lameness or a change in gait
- Dragging of toes or worn down nails on one or more feet
- Unusual sitting position
- Licking at paws or legs
- Recurrent ear or anal gland problems
- Recurring stomach problems
- Leaking urine
- Stiffness after exercise
- Stiffness after first getting up