The term chiropractic comes from the Greek words “cheir” which means ‘hand’ and “praxis” which means ‘practice’ or ‘done by’ and refers to the practice of manipulating the spine to treat disease. Chiropractic care is a holistic manipulative therapy that carefully flexes the affected joints to return them to proper alignment. Manipulative therapies also include physical therapy and massage. While massage focuses on the tissues surrounding the bones, chiropractic care and physical therapy focus on the proper functioning of the joints and related muscles, including the spine. As a natural, drug-free alternative for pain relief, chiropractic care is preferred by many pet owners.
Dog chiropractors can help treat several conditions, including:
1. Chronic musculoskeletal problems
2. Acute tension or stiffness
3. Separation anxiety
5. Muscle spasms and nerve problems
6. Diagnosed pathologies such as hip dysplasia and CCL rupture
7. Skin problems such as lick granulomas
Chiropractic care can also be used to enhance performance, prevent illness and maintain fitness, as well as treat animals suffering from injuries or lameness.
If you notice any of these signs in your pup, it could mean that he suffers from a condition that chiropractic treatment could help:
1. Having trouble climbing stairs
2. Trouble standing or lying down
3. Inability to jump
4. Hunched back
5. Walking with a limp
6. Yelping when you try to pick him up
7. Abnormal gait
However, it may take only one “adjustment” or require several. The longer the problem has existed, the more treatments will be necessary, and chiropractic manipulations (especially of the spine) require a trained veterinary chiropractor because it can be very easy to injure your pet unless you know what your doing. Chiropractic treatment has no harmful side effects, however only light exercise is recommended after treatments to minimize the risk of injury. Treatment plans are often also supported by a complimentary exercise regime to ensure your pet benefits as much as possible from the therapy.
As a result, dog owners seek out massage and chiropractic treatments for their pets for the same reasons they may utilize them for their own self-care: most frequently, the alleviation of physical stress, strain, impaired mobility, and discomfort. Many patients who request veterinary massage and/or chiropractic have experienced their positive effects for themselves and wish to see if it will benefit their pets.
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