Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Is your four-legged family member struggling with pain or mobility issues? Could a “chiropractic” adjustment help?
The practice of chiropractic care, which has been used in human medicine for decades, is now something that our animal friends can also benefit from. A “Chiropractor” is a person that practices “Chiropractic therapy” The correct term in Veterinary Medicine is called “Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy”. At Parry Sound Animal Hospital, we are committed to delivering the highest level of care through as many treatment options as possible. To that end, we are proud to offer Veterinary spinal adjustments as part of our extensive list of services.
What is Veterinary Spinal Manipulative care?
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy involves the strategic manipulation and readjustment of the body by a specially trained Veterinarian. These adjustments work to restore proper alignment of joints, thereby reestablishing motion and movement and decreasing pain. With correct alignment, nerve function is restored and your companion’s body is allowed to communicate freely.
Will a Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Treatment hurt my pet?
Spinal adjustments are highly targeted yet surprisingly gentle on the patient. In fact, the majority of animals we treat become quite relaxed during a session. Pets usually sleep for a few hours following an adjustment, after which owners often report that their furry family members wake up relieved and revitalized!
How can I know if my pet needs an adjustment?
Symptoms of incorrect joint movement can vary greatly and may include pain, behavioral changes, lameness, and refusal to participate in normal daily activities. Other symptoms may be more difficult to identify because they adversely affect your animal companion’s nervous system. This is why regular adjustments are essential for many pets.
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative care is helpful for more than just reducing pain. For instance, because the procedure ultimately works in conjunction with the nervous system, it can greatly help pets that are obese or elderly. It can also aid in a faster and more comfortable post-operative recovery period. Even a pet who is sore from a long weekend of hiking can benefit from an adjustment. Additionally, VSMT can help with a wide variety of other health issues, such as incontinence, skin conditions, behavior problems and gastrointestinal disorders.
If your pet is in pain or suffering from an illness that’s inhibiting his or her health and happiness, VSM care may be the answer. It can also be an effective way to help keep your companion healthy and balanced throughout his or her life. If you’re curious about this service and whether it could benefit your furry family member, we’d be more than happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today to get started!