Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing nerve stress caused by distortions in the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. This stress is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can cause physical and emotional malfunction. They are associated with loss of energy, pain, weakness, neurologic issues and disease of all types.
This goes for any subluxation in any spine or body structure, human, horse, dog or cat.
Chiropractic treatment emphasizes manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft tissue manipulation. The manual therapy can include either, a hands-on method or the use of a hand held low force mechanical adjusting device. Traditionally, it assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction can interfere with the body’s function.
The most common question I receive from pet owners is, how do I know if my dog needs an adjustment? The simplest answer, is whatever you would see your chiropractor for, your pet should see their animal chiropractor for. Specifically, for the senior group, it is time to see a chiropractor when they are having a hard time getting up from a seated or lying position, difficulty going up or down stairs, or trouble getting into or out of the car.
They may be exhibiting generalized weakness, or if they seem “off” or just plain uncomfortable. Many owners report that there dog is fine one day and sore or lame the next, a vast majority of time owners report they have no idea what has occurred.
Andi Harper, DC, CAC More info at > www.seniordogbooks.com