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What Is Canine Chiropractic Care?

Updated: Jan 9, 2023

Canine chiropractic care is an alternative drugless method of health care. Humans have enjoyed the benefits of chiropractic care for more than 100 years.


Canine chiropractic care is an alternative drugless method of health care. Humans have enjoyed the benefits of chiropractic care for more than 100 years. Many people see their chiropractor for more than just back pain. People visit their chiropractor for more energy, improved sports per-formance, better resistance to disease, and to help insure drug-free lives for themselves and their families. This is known as wellness care.


Canine chiropractic care deals with the nervous system and the two most important parts are housed within the skull and spinal column. The spinal cord car-lies the nerves that are distributed to every organ and tissue of the body. These nerves exit the spinal column

between the bones of the spine called vertebrae. The science of chiropractic care has discovered throughout the last one hundred years that a misalignment of joints (subluxation), especially the vertebrae, adversely alters nerve function from and around those areas. Altered nerve impulses leaving the spinal column can adversely affect the function of organs and tissues supplied by that nerve. This altered function can lead to pain, disease, fatigue, muscle weakness, poor balance, immune suppression, etc.


Canine chiropractic is the art, science and philosophy which releases the inherent recuperative powers of the body and allows the body to deal with the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column and its associated structures. Remember, the power that made the body, heals the body, it happens no other way.


Keep in mind, chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine but works very well with it. When a joint is subluxated it loses motion and sometimes position as well.

The chiropractic adjustment is designed to restore correct alignment and full range of motion and optimal function. A chiropractic adjustment is aimed at correcting the subluxation and restoring the proper functioning of the nervous system. Therefore, Chiropractic works to eliminate the cause of the problem, not just simply treat the symptoms.


(Copyright 2009 Dr. William L. Ormston, DVM, Celina, Texas. Dr. Rick Kauffman, DC, Clifton, Colorado)




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