What to Expect with a Pet Chiropractor
Before we administer chiropractic treatment, we first need to examine your pet thoroughly and assess their overall condition. We will need to observe your pet standing and in motion, and may need to perform X-rays to further understand the problem.
Chiropractic care is typically provided as an integrative therapy, used in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy. To perform a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Duffner uses her hands to manipulate the spine or joint with carefully positioned, low-impact force. Depending on your pet’s condition, they might need multiple treatments. Some soreness following a chiropractic adjustment is normal, and your pet might even sleep most of the day after their appointment.
Primary Benefits of Chiropractic for Dogs and Cats
Chiropractic treatments are beneficial to pets in several ways:
- Can yield immediate results
- Are drug-free
- Improve range of motion
- Relieve back, neck, and joint pain
- Improve flexibility to prevent future injury
- Optimize the function of the blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics
- Can reduce or take away the need for long-term medication
To discuss chiropractic care and how it can help your pet, call us at (843) 671-PAWS.