Chiropractic : from Greek words meaning done by hand. It is based on the principle that the body heals itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system functioning optimally.
Chiropractic adjustments gently manipulate the spinal vertebrae to correct areas of fixation or disruption. These areas show up as pain, limping, reluctance to move or posture changes such as an arched back, hanging head low or “guarding the neck stiffly.”
Certain dog breeds are born with characteristics that predispose them to neck and back problems. Chondrodystrophic breeds (short, crooked legs with a long back) like Dachshunds, Bassets, Beagles, Shih Tzus Lhasa Apso, Pekenese and English Bull dogs to name a few.
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Large breed dogs like Dobermans and Great Danes can be affected by Wobbler’s Syndrome which results from a malformation in the cervical spine (neck).
Regular adjustments in these dogs relieves pain and improves function, mobility and quality of life. Chiropractic treatment can help dogs with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) feel better, retain function and avoid surgery.
Dogs that have had anterior cruciate ligament tears (ACL) or a luxating patella tend to develop sore backs from limpimg and unbalanced weight distribution.
Even after surgery to repair the injury, we need to support the back until healing is complete, or else pain will keeping moving from one spot to another.
Dogs with arthritis or hip dysplasia get sore backs from limpimg or a shift in weight bearing due to pain. Regular adjustments help maintain proper pelvic balance and spinal alignment so backs and joints feel better.
Dr. Tom is not only knowledgeable and skilled, his love for animals is obvious. Plus, I swear he works magic on my dogs. They get adjustments and within a short time are like puppies, even though they are 13 and 8 years old. Thank you so much, Dr. Tom!
Service dogs and Therapy dogs usually love their work, however they are on duty much of the time and can get sore and fatigued. With a strong spine and toned muscles they are at their best. Our patients love Dr. Tom and look forward to their adjustments.
Agility dogs and competitive herding dogs work hard and train hard. They run and jump through obstacle courses and twist, turn jump and pivot while herding cattle and sheep. They don’t win when they hurt; everybody wants to win. These super charged athletes perform best when their backs and joints are flexible and pain free.