Chiropractic

Colorado Springs Veterinary Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is an integral part of animal care.  The intent of chiropractic is to achieve and maintain optimal movement of all joints and restore nerve function.  Normal joint function prevents the onset of arthritis, relieves pain, and keeps the individual more mobile.

 

No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments—called subluxations—can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.

 

Chiropractic is a natural form of healthcare that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. A chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

How much does Chiropractic care cost?

Pricing can vary between cases.

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What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a joint in which there is less than normal motion or a misalignment of a vertebrae.  This causes occlusion of a foramen (area where the nerves come off the spinal cord), and the pressure on the nerve therefore decreases nerve impulses that go to different areas of the body.  While most subluxations occur in the spine, they may also occur in extremities.  Most often you hear someone say a bone is “out of place,” but this is not an accurate description of the problem.  A bone truly out of place would also have ligament and other soft tissue tearing and be a veterinary emergency.

What might I see in my animal with a subluxation?

  • Possibly nothing initially! Nerve dysfunction that may not be noticeable will occur before pain occurs.
  • In horses, bucking, rearing, resenting being saddled/cinched, or having behaviors that they “warm up out of”
  • General behavior changes. Aggression. Not wanting to be touched in a certain area (ex. Cats that don’t like to be touched along the back)
  • Organ dysfunction can be caused by a subluxations and vice versa an organ dysfunction can cause a subluxations! Remember that the nerves come from the spinal cord to innervate all the internal structures in the body.
  • Back pain, arthritis (a joint that loses mobility will degenerate), blown discs
  • Limping
  • Lick granulomas
  • Some anal gland issues can be resolved with adjusting the sacrum.
  • Poor thriving despite a good veterinary work up

What are common causes of subluxations?

  • Trauma (falls, impact with an object or buddy while playing, not being in adequate shape for tasks performed, etc)
  • Owner/handler pulling on leash or halter, horse pulling back when tied up
  • Poor saddle fit, poor hoof balance
  • Stress: lack of exercise, confinement to a stall or kennel, disruptions in pecking order, conflict with others they interact with
  • Chemicals: may be in the food, environment (ex pesticides), or in the form of prescribed medications

Services Provided

Colorado Springs Animal Chiropractic Care
Animal Nutrition Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Animal Acupuncture
Herbal Medicine for Pets Colorado Springs
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