Many who have gone to a chiropractor have enjoyed the benefits of increased flexibility, decrease in musculoskeletal discomfort and enhanced quality of life. These same benefits are available to animals to improve their health.
Chiropractic is based on the premise that there is a very important relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system. As the nervous system governs virtually every function in the body, its proper functioning is critical. Nerves conduct impulses from the brain through the spinal canal to the organs and peripheral musculature. If at any point along the way there is an abnormal relationship between vertebrate of the spine there may be an effect on the movement or physiologic activities of the body. This improper relationship between vertebrate is know as a subluxation in chiropractic terminology.
The nervous system is critical in maintaining a healthy immune system and its innate ability to heal itself. This principle of innate healing is a core premise of chiropractic philosophy. Chiropractic adjustments are aimed at removing any impediments to the transmission of impulses in the nervous system, thus allowing full expression of the body’s intrinsic capacity to heal itself. As a holistic modality, its goal is to get to the cause of the symptoms as much as possible and to avoid palliating symptoms with medication or decrease the level needed to achieve comfort.
Common signs of a subluxation are abnormal gait, muscular spasms and tenderness, and decreased range of motion.
Look for a veterinarian or chiropractor that has trained with the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and has committed more than 200 hours of classroom time specifically geared toward the safe application of these techniques to animals. The musculoskeletal system of dogs is different from humans. Not to mention that a horse is not a cat. Dr Tyneway has also completed a course in Veterinary Orthopedic manipulation (VOM) taught by Dr Inman.