Benefits of Using a Dog Chiropractor For Your Furry Friend
Dog Chiropractic is a natural approach to musculoskeletal management and optimum wellbeing. A dog chiropractor identifies dysfunctional vertabrae and joints which aren’t moving properly.
These areas of dysfunction stress adjacent soft tissues and irritate spinal nerves.
The initial consultation gives a thorough examination of the animals posture, muscles, spine and limbs. It is essential to identify which muscles and structures are abnormally functioning, what needs to be treated and whether there are any other conditions which may need a different treatment. If required, manipulations are carried out immediately.
Manipulations are applied by hand using a controlled force on your dog. There is no unnecessary stress put on the limbs. In addition many added procedures including laser, stretching and soft tissue procedures such as trigger point therapy and massage may be used.
The musculoskeletal system of a dog that has suffered any sudden or ongoing repetitive stress placed on it can result in functional problems.
Nerve irritation interrupts the flow of the nerve impules. Which may affect the function of organs, muscles for movement and respiration, circulation and co-ordination.
Joint structures and tissues under stress weaken and eventually break down. These structures include joint capsules, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
Many limb problems have the potential to cause movement and muscle compensation for either the pain or the dysfunction in the affected limb.
Various soft tissue and other methods may also be used to treat muscles and limbs directly. You may also be given other exercises to do at home to assist in the healing.