Veterinary Spinal Manipulation

What is Veterinary Spinal Manipulation?

Veterinary spinal manipulation, or animal chiropractic, is a type of manual therapy that focuses on the spine and nervous system. It involves hands-on techniques to manipulate the spine and other joints in the body, aiming to restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve overall function in animals. Spinal manipulation is not about "putting a bone back in place", is about the proper, gentle, targeted movements to manipulate the spine and joints, with the goal of restoring movement and function.

Mobile veterinary spinal manipulation can be especially helpful for animals who may have difficulty traveling, such as elderly or disabled pets. It provides a non-invasive, holistic approach to improving the health and well-being of your animal, in the comfort of their own surroundings.

Overall, veterinary spinal manipulation can be a valuable addition to animal healthcare, providing a non-invasive, complementary treatment option alongside conventional veterinary care. By bringing chiropractic care directly to your animal's location, we can provide a convenient and effective treatment option that supports the overall health and well-being of your animal.

Effective pain management is best achieved with multimodal strategies. Integrative medicine is very important to ensure your pet is getting the best possible care. 

Benefits for Senior Pets

Chiropractic care (spinal manipulation) can provide several potential benefits for senior pets:

1. Enhanced nerve function: Misalignments in the spine can put pressure on nerves, leading to pain and other health issues. Spinal manipulation aims to correct these misalignments, which can improve nerve function and communication between the brain and the body.

2. Improved joint mobility: Age-related changes and wear-and-tear can lead to decreased joint flexibility and mobility in senior pets. Spinal manipulation can help restore proper joint function, allowing for improved movement and increased range of motion.

3. Pain relief: Senior pets often experience musculoskeletal issues, such as arthritis, joint stiffness, and muscle tension, which can cause pain and discomfort. Spinal manipulation can help reduce pain by realigning the spine and joints, thereby improving nerve function and reducing pressure on sensitive areas.

4. Non-invasive treatment:  Spinal manipulation is a non-invasive approach to addressing musculoskeletal issues in senior pets. It avoids the use of medications or surgeries, making it a potentially safe and effective alternative or complementary treatment option.

5. Increased vitality: By improving joint function, reducing pain, and enhancing nerve communication, chiropractic care can contribute to a senior pet's overall vitality and energy levels.

6. Support for age-related conditions: Spinal manipulation therapy may complement conventional treatments for age-related conditions, such as arthritis and degenerative joint diseases. It can help manage symptoms and improve the pet's quality of life.

As with any treatment, there are certain situations in which chiropractic care may not be appropriate, such as in the presence of certain fractures, infections, or other medical conditions.