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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is a holistic, preventative approach to health care that relieves pain, prevents disease and keeps the body functioning at it's best. It addresses all the body systems because the spinal cord, which is an extension of the brain, is protected by the vertebrae of the spinal column and carries all the nerves that go to every tissue in the body. Proper nerve supply is vital to the optimal functioning of the entire body. When the vertebral joints are misaligned they affect the nerves and the flow of energy. 

 

A chiropractic adjustment is a natural, gentle treatment that removes pressure on a nerve and restores balance of the body's structures. Removing interference on a nerve allows the body's natural ability to heal itself to flow freely to the areas that need it the most. 

 

Because a freely moving, aligned spine keeps the body functioning at its optimal level, chiropractic care works best as a preventative treatment but if your animal is suffering from any of the below symptoms, an adjustment may provide some relief. Regular treatments are essential to achieving and maintaining optimal health.

Horse Chiropractic

Horses are extraordinary athletes and work hard to give what you ask of them. They have spines and nervous systems just like us and can become misaligned from all aspects of life. Horses of all ages and disciplines can benefit from chiropractic care. The first major trauma of any animals life is birth, therefore checking the spine as soon as minutes after birth can prevent the foal from growing and developing around a misaligned spine. Athletes in their prime can benefit from regular adjustments to keep their performance top-notch. Lesson horses, pleasure shows, endurance races, rodeo competitions, and more can create sore muscles, emotional stress, and injuries that can slow a horse down. Adjustments can help speed up recovery and get them back in the game faster!  Even old pasture pals can benefit from chiropractic care to help them age healthier, slow degeneration, and keep them as comfortable as possible to have a better quality of life as they age.  

 

Your horse may benefit from chiropractic care if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Wincing or Pain when you push on the animal's back, especially near the spine

  • Resistance to turning their head one direction

  • Changes in behavior

  • Not typically lame, but just feels off

  • Lameness that cannot be explained

  • Unable to perform activities that were once normal

  • Not tracking in hoof prints evenly

  • Head shaking

  • Inability to pick up or hold a lead

  • Inability to bend

  • Soreness over back, neck or ribs

  • Refusing jumps

  • Fussy about tightening the saddle

  • Stiffness in gait

  • Toe dragging

  • Frequent stumbling

  • Cross-firing

  • Fussy about having legs picked up

  • Short striding

  • Unequal muscle definition

  • Sharp angled croup

  • Hunching of the back

Canine Chiropractic
 

Dogs are extraordinary athletes and want to interact and please you at every moment. They have spines and nervous systems just like us and can become misaligned from all aspects of life. Dogs of all ages and activity levels can benefit from chiropractic care. The first major trauma of any animals life is birth, therefore checking the spine as soon as minutes after birth can prevent the pup from growing and developing around a misaligned spine. Athletes in their prime can benefit from regular adjustments to keep their performance top-notch. Whether your dogs job is to be your pal around the house, go hiking or running by your side, help you accomplish tasks, compete in agility or breed shows, and more, all activities can create sore muscles, emotional stress, and injuries that can slow down your trusting friend. Adjustments can help speed up recovery and get them back in the game faster!  Even older companion animals can benefit from chiropractic care to help them age healthier, slow degeneration, and keep them as comfortable as possible to have a better quality of life as they age.  

Your dog may benefit from chiropractic care if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • wincing or pain when you push on the animal back

  • Change in behavior

  • When they shake, its not from nose to tail

  • Limping

  • Panting at odd times or through the night

  • Difficulty/hesitancy in jumping

  • Difficulty going up or down stairs

  • Bunny hops with hind legs when running

  • Slow getting up

  • Avoids playing with you or animals

  • Difficulty wagging tail

  • Difficulty looking up or to the side

  • Cries when being picked up

  • Drags toes when walking

  • Hunching of the back