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How Chiropractic Works

  • The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment.

  • The nerves which surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain and all organs.

  • When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs, it is called a subluxation.

  • Subluxations affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints and even distant organs, glands and body functions.


Will an Adjustment Hurt?

  • Most animals accept both the exam and adjustment without signs of pain.

  • When a painful area is found, the practitioner will use the gentlest techniques to reduce pain before delivering an adjustment.

  • In cases of acute or extreme pain, the doctor will often delay the complete adjustment until your companion can be relaxed.


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What Can I Expect After an Adjustment?

  • Many animals will show immediate improvement.

  • Sometimes there is a 24-48 hour period of tiredness.

  • Some animals require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.

  • Often, with chronic health problems, the doctor will want to see your animal several times to maintain and re-establish normal function of the joints and nervous system.

Best Treatment Response

  • Be certain to share all the information with the doctor about your petís care from all health care providers, including diet, supplements and medications.

  • Be certain you understand post-adjustment exercise and home therapy recommendations.

  • Pay attention to saddle fit, shoeing, exercise, collar, harness and conditioning recommendations.


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