Chiropractic Care for Your Pet
ROC Pet Rehab offers chiropractic care for pets suffering from neck and back pain or those in need of treatment for neuromuscular disorders. The term “chiropractic” means “done by hand,” and chiropractic therapy for animals focuses on the biomechanics of the spine and nervous system to treat musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Chiropractic care is used in veterinary medicine to relieve subluxations. Simply explained, a chiropractic subluxation refers to the loss of normal position of the small bones (vertebrae) in the spine. Symptoms of subluxations include:
- Loss of motion in the joints between the vertebrae
- Pain when pressure is exerted on the vertebrae
- Change in tone of the muscles surrounding the vertebrae
At ROC Pet Rehab, our team provides pet chiropractic care to restore joint motion/functionality and to aid in the neurological reprogramming of the nervous system.
Chiropractic treatment uses an “adjustment,” which is a quick hands-on, highly-controlled movement over a specific joint to manipulate the spine (most commonly the joints between the backbones). Depending on the severity of the subluxation pattern, a series of adjustments can bring about gradual restoration of biomechanical and neurologic function. Results may be immediate, and improved flexibility is often noticed soon after a series of treatments.
One of the main goals of pet chiropractic treatment is to restore normal joint motion and to reduce pain in pets suffering from limb injuries or degenerative conditions, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. Chiropractic therapy can also help pets with an abnormal gait and improve mobility in aging pets. ROC Pet Rehab offers chiropractic therapy in conjunction with acupuncture for the whole wellness of your pet.
Please call us to find out more about how chiropractic care can benefit your pet.