Animals often suffer from the same ailments people do but sometimes have a harder time showing us that they are in pain or struggling. They can suffer from disc herniations, back and neck pain, hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder dysfunction, and even jaw pain. If your pet has trouble getting up and down the stairs, trouble rising, limps, drops food, or yelps when being picked up, chiropractic care can help. Other signs to watch out for include irritability, decreased performance, stiffness, puppy sitting, muscle spasms, or simply them “not being themselves.”
Chiropractic care is integrative in nature and looks at full-body wellness. If the body is functioning optimally, it is better able to cope with all kinds of internal and external stressors. It increases the effectiveness of the immune system, improves nervous system input which affects everything from muscle tone to joint health. It helps prevent degeneration and dysfunctional joints and improves circulation leading to increased healing to problem areas.
With this type of therapy, we can treat a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), a functional defect of a joint that causes neurological pain or symptoms that may not appear on an x-ray. However, its impact can include muscle spasms, neurological defects, inflammation, and mobility problems.
This treatment is non-invasive and will not cause your pet to feel pain.
Chiropractic care is critical for pets of all ages and abilities, whether they be an accomplished athlete or total couch potato. Preventative care is a fundamental element in creating a long-lasting and better quality of life for your pet. The investment in your pet’s health is the most important gift that you can give them.
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Treating problems early will help decrease the possibility of spending more time, energy, and money down the road and ensures a long quality-filled life.
Our doctors at VRIVC have extensive experience in the following area:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Tail Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Muscular, Ligament and Tendon Pain
- Neurological Disorders
- Orthopedic dysfunction
- Event/Sports Injuries
- Post Surgical Care