Veterinary chiropractic is the science and philosophy of veterinary medicine that focuses on good health by restoring and maintaining the proper functioning of the neuromuscular system by means of manipulation of the spine in particular. It can be used in the event of a wide range of health and performance issues. It recognises and treats the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system. Veterinary chiropractic does not replace regular veterinary medicine, but offers additional options to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, veterinary chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes.
Treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the individual animal. After an extensive anamnesis and chiropractic examination, a treatment plan is drawn up, combining treatment with advice for rehabilitation, nutrition and training.
When can it be used?
Veterinary chiropractic has proven its effectiveness in treating a wide range of ailments and injuries. Below are a few of the most common ones:
- Chronic back pain: spondylosis, hernia nucleus pulposi, lumbosacral instability
- Recurrent lameness
- Misunderstood lameness
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Treatment of compensation patterns
- Reduced athletic performance
- No longer being able to jump into the car, on the couch or on the kitchen counter
What is the difference between chiropractic and osteopathy?
The power of chiropractic lies in the fact that it treats the locomotor apparatus, with a particular focus on the restoration of spinal mobility. Osteopathy, on the other hand, is especially effective in the treatment of organs and the way this affects the spine. By combining the two forms of manual therapy, treatments optimally benefit from the strengths of both.
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