Animal Chiropractic Care

What is animal chiropractic care?

Animal chiropractic care is used for treatment of muscular and skeletal disorders. With the use of skeletal manipulations and adjustments, animal chiropractic care helps correct misalignments and restore normal joint and nerve function.

Why use chiropractic treatment for animals?

The health of any animal depends upon the correct alignment of their body parts. Chiropractic techniques can provide an immediate reduction in pain and an increased range of motion. Chiropractic treatment can also identify and treat other undiagnosed or poorly managed health problems. For instance, because each spinal nerve leads directly or indirectly to a specific organ, chiropractic treatment can improve organ function.

How does animal chiropractic care work?

This conservative and safe therapy requires that practitioners make small adjustments to the animal's spinal column to relieve irritation between stressed vertebrae. The technique that chiropractors use involves quick, controlled, low force hand movements to the vertebrae in the spinal column and to other specific areas and joints.

What conditions are helped with chiropractic treatment?

Some of the conditions include:

What are some of the other residual benefits?

Another benefit from a chiropractic adjustment is improved organ function. Since each spinal nerve exiting the vertebrae leads directly or indirectly to a specific organ. Research suggests that this treatment can also improve cardio, respiratory and gastro intestinal disorders.

How quickly can I expect to see improvements?

Keep in mind that the number of treatments necessary to resolve health problems does vary. An Acute injury may be resolved in a few treatments, whereas chronic problems may require months of treatment. It may take up to five days for the animal to assimulate the adjustment.

How to prevent spinal problems

The proper functioning of the back and neck is an important basis for maintaining the animal's performance. For this reason, health care should be high on the agenda of any owner.


Massage encourages circulation and metabolism within the muscles, promoting the supply of nutrients and removal of toxins. Massage relaxes tense muscles enabling them to function better. It can also promote healing in muscular injuries by loosening muscle fiber adhesions and increasing the flow of fluid and toxins from the tissue.


Animals have an increasing tendency to subluxate and damage the spine if ligaments, tendons and muscles have not been developed to cope with the demands they are placed under. Interval training, suitable warm-up procedures and variety in training can help optimally condition sport animals.

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