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All animals treated by a Chiropractor must always have, as a prerequisite to treatment, full approval from the animal's Veterinarian. No treatment can be undertaken without this consent. Please print and give your vet a copy of this Veterinary Referral Form to complete and bring with you to the first treatment.
Veterinary Chiropractic does not replace traditional Veterinary medicine; its aim is to help provide additional treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders (effecting bones, joints & muscles). Treatment can be used for conditions such as:
Chronic musculoskeletal problems
Acute problems such as tension or stiffness
Prophylactic treatment to maintain fitness
Maintain soundness in older animals
Enhance performance ability of sport animals
It can also be used as a complementary treatment for chronic lameness such as bone spavin, navicular syndrome or tendon problems in the horse as well as arthrosis, spondylosis or tendon problems like cruciate ligament in the dog.
Chiropractors treat vertebral subluxation complexes (VSC). This is the term used to describe a functional misalignment of a vertebra or the limited mobility of its facet joint.
If a subluxation exists, the animal loses normal flexibility of its spine, affecting performance and resulting in stiffness, muscular tension and pain. It can also lead to an alteration in the spinal nerve function at that level, potentially interfering with the relay of information within the central nervous system, hence affecting the ability to synchronise muscular contraction. Hence any movement from a turn of the head to a twitch of a tail can be affected by both the mechanical and neurological effects of a spinal subluxation.
Minor subluxations may only cause small disturbances but in a performance animal where every half mark & one hundredth of a second count this small alteration in performance will make a difference.
More serious subluxations can lead to an animal changing its posture to compensate for a restricted facet joint to avoid pain. This can result in extra strain in other parts of the spine and extremities causing secondary conditions and compounding the overall problem.
To speak with our team about our chiropractic treatment for your animal, call