Chiropractic for Animals

At Via Chiropractic, we believe in a holistic approach to health care, one that treats the “whole” animal, not simply symptoms and disease. Our goal is to help your four legged family member reach an optimum level of wellness.

Chiropractic Pain & Wellness Care

Chiropractic “treatments” focus on the restoration of normal motion to the joints of the spine and extremities (legs) that are not moving sufficiently or properly. To restore proper biomechanical motion and function, the chiropractic adjustment is utilized.
A chiropractic adjustment is a fast, yet gentle, thrusting movement performed to areas of the spine and other joints of the body that are fixated, painful, in spasm or just not moving properly. By restoring proper motion, the joints can move freely through their full, natural range thus relieving unwanted stress on the surrounding soft tissue and bony structures. This is a very effective method for reducing pain and stiffness. However, chiropractic care is not only used for managing pain. Many choose to use chiropractic as a means to improve overall function and athletic abilities as well as to help prevent future problems during the aging process.

Chiropractic is part of an integrated, holistic approach to health. It is a natural way to optimize health and biomechanical function of the spine. Chiropractic care works to improve the relationship of the spinal column and the nerves that come from it, which control function and movement of the entire body. Chiropractic adjustments allow your body to function better, which helps you to heal faster, resist infection, and recover more quickly when injury or illness happens.

Animal chiropractic is a natural way to optimize health and biomechanical function. It works to improve the relationship of the spinal column and the nerves that come from it, which control function and movement of the body. Chiropractic adjustments assist animals and humans alike in preventing illness and improving performance. Animals are like elite athletes, especially dogs and horses. Working and agility dogs, as well as ranch and performance horses, have a tremendous amount of stress on their bodies, meaning that every animal can benefit from chiropractic care.

Like humans, animals can experience pain and decreased function due to spinal misalignment (subluxation). When the bones of the spine are moving improperly, it can affect the nerves that control muscles, organs, joints, blood flow, skin and glands. As a result, animals may experience symptoms such as:
  • Arthritis
  • Lameness
  • Gait alterations
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Behavior changes
  • Hair color or pattern changes
  • Seizures or neurological problems
  • Head shyness
  • Excessive licking, chewing, or biting
  • Chronic health problems
  • Pulling in one direction
  • Digestive issues
  • Reluctance to pick up a lead
  • Signs of navicular disease or laminitis

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