Expectations Post Treatment
Immediate improvement can be seen in many patients after the animal chiropractic adjustment.
At times there can be a 24-72 hour period of tiredness.
Some cats and dogs will require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.
Generally with chronic health issues, the veterinarian will want to examine and perform animal chiropractic adjustments to your dog or cat several times to re-establish and maintain normal function of the joints and nervous system.
How Chiropractic Works
Animal chiropractic is the musculoskeletal manipulation of the spine and the extremities where subluxations occur.
Subluxations occur when the bones are not in their proper place or there is a decreased area of motion in these areas. There are nerves that surround the joints and vertebral articulations. These nerves are in continuous communication with the brain, spinal cord, and all the body’s organs.
The subluxation causes a disruption in the communication of the brain with specific body parts. These subluxation locations can be painful and will cause a compression of the nerves coming out of the spine. Subluxations can affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints, and even distant organs, glands and body functions.
The goal of an animal chiropractic adjustment is to resolve the subluxation which allows the nervous system to function properly.
Does it Hurt
Generally most dogs and cats accept both the exam and animal chiropractic adjustment without any signs of pain.
When a painful area is found, the practitioner will use the gentlest techniques to reduce pain before delivering an animal chiropractic adjustment.