How Chiropractic Works

How Chiropractic Helps Your Animal

  • The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment
  • The nerves which surround each joint and the vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain and all the organs.
  • When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs, it is called a subluxation.
  • Subluxations affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints and even distant organs, glands, and body functions.

Will an Adjustment Hurt?

  • Most animals accept both the exam and adjustment without signs of pain.
  • When a painful area is found, the doctor will use the gentlest techniques to reduce pain before delivering and adjustment.
  • In cases of acute or extreme pain, the doctor will often delay the complete adjustment until your animal can be relaxed.

What Can I Expect After an Adjustment?

  • Many animals will show immediate improvement.
  • Sometimes there is a 24–48-hour period of tiredness.
  • Some animals require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.
  • Often, with chronic health problems, the doctor will want to see your animal several times to maintain and re-establish normal function of the joints and nervous system.