Animal owners see weakness, pain and dysfunction relieved everyday through chiropractic care. At Animal Kingdom Chiropractic, we’ve seen animals with chiropractic conditions often respond dramatically to adjustments. Animals want to feel better, and when they do, it shows!
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment (the word chiropractic is derived from the Greek meaning “to perform with the hands”). It was developed in the early 19th Century as a means of maintaining health, and treating neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction and their subsequent effects on the body.
Chiropractic focuses on abnormal movements of the spine, and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body. The goal of chiropractic care is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function to allow unrestricted exchange of information between the brain and the rest of the body.
Chiropractic care does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems, as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractic is also an effective treatment for acute or chronic pain syndromes, caused by biomechanical problems. (IVCA)
According to the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is appropriate in the treatment of..
- Neck, back,leg and tail pain
- Muscle spasms, nerve problems
- Disc problems, joint problems
- Injuries from slips, falls and accidents
- Event or sports injuries
- Jaw or TMJ problems
- difficulty chewing
- Post-surgical care
- Bowel, bladder, or internal medicine disorders
- Maintenance of joint and spinal health
Clinical Goals of Chiropractic
- Relief of Pain and Symptoms
- Return to Full Function
- Promote Full Healing
- Reduce the Likelihood, Severity, and Frequency of Recurrences
- Prevent the Development of Degeneration
PLEASE NOTE: In Minnesota, we must obtain a referral from your veterinarian before providing care to your pet the first time. To begin the process, click here to access our referral form.