Chiropractic Care for Your Pet
Just like us, animals have a spine, which helps the rest of their limbs and organs function optimally. Pet chiropractic care helps produce therapeutic results by relieving internal or external pressure from the spine. When a portion of your pet’s spine is inhibited from performing its full range of motion, it limits movement of surrounding areas of their body as well. Chiropractic care works to relieve this pressure. Kronenwetter Veterinary Care is proud to offer this holistic therapy as an alternative to pain medicine and other medication to our patients in Kronenwetter and surrounding communities.
Treating a Variety of Medical Conditions
Veterinary chiropractic care helps your companion enjoy their body’s full range of motion again. When your pet’s spine is healthy, many medical conditions are reduced or eliminated altogether. The following conditions in your pet may benefit from chiropractic care:
- Pain in their back, legs, or tail
- Post injury trauma
- Muscle spasms
- Traumatic nerve injury
- Geriatric pain management
- Lick granulomas
- Chronic ear infections
- Poor posture
Why Your Pet May Need Chiropractic Care
According to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), spinal problems, or subluxations, can be caused by three different things: trauma, toxins, or stress. When subluxations are not corrected, they continue to add stress on the spine and can lead to additional medical problems. For instance, extra pressure on one or more legs due to an injury can cause additional strain on other joints in your pet’s body. Additional strain can cause additional tears in cartilage or scar tissue accumulation if the spinal issue is from trauma.
Spinal problems made worse by lack of chiropractic care:
- Joint misalignment can lead to other joints to become hypermobile and cause loss of function.
- If nerves are affected by joint misalignment, your pet may experience pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
- Muscles can become tight and weak, and may lead to unnatural curves in your pet’s spine.
- Cartilage and ligaments may shrink and shorten, which leads to degeneration and immobility of the affected area.
- Overexcited nerves in affected areas cause chronic pain and inflammation.