Spinal Adjustment Therapy

Could your pet benefit from a veterinary spinal adjustment?

Similar to human spinal adjustment therapy, this service is available to help restore normal alignment and function to our pets’ bodies. Veterinary spinal adjustment therapy is an excellent natural treatment for animals that suffer from stiff joints and age-related diseases, such as arthritis. It can also be used to keep healthy pets balanced and properly aligned, preventing potential injury and promoting ongoing wellness.

At Patterson Veterinary Hospital, we are trained and experienced in applying professional pet spinal adjustment therapy to animals in need.

 

What is a spinal adjustment?

For optimum performance, the joints and bones of the spine must be aligned in a certain way with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Even a subtle change in this alignment can cause serious problems throughout the entire body. Spinal adjustment therapy helps to realign those areas in question to restore normal range of motion. Doing so subsequently restores health to the other areas of the body that were affected by the injury or ailment.

 

When is a spinal adjustment necessary?

There are a great number of conditions that can be relieved through a professional spinal adjustment. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Back, neck or leg pain
  • Pain due to prior injury or trauma
  • Nerve problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lick granulomas
  • Decreased performance
  • Geriatric pain management
  • Ongoing support and maintenance of healthy spine and joints

 

How can I know if my pet needs spinal adjustment therapy?

Because there are so many conditions that can be treated through a spinal adjustment, there are also a number of signs to watch for. These include:

  • Personality changes (i.e. irritability)
  • Pain when touched in a certain area
  • Inability or reluctance to climb or jump
  • Back, joint or neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic pain
  • Lameness

We encourage you to find out today whether your companion would be a good candidate for this type of therapy.

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