The health of the spine is as important to an animal’s health as it is to a human’s. The spinal vertebrae are connected to spinal discs, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles, affecting the functionality of the entire body. When the spinal vertebrae are unable to move through their normal range of motion, it can cause pressure on discs and nerves, resulting in pain and decreased mobility, organ maladies, and joint dysfunction. When left untreated, spinal problems can eventually cause more severe ailments, impacting the animal’s well-being and quality of life.
Choose Dr. Amery as Your Dog and Horse Chiropractor in New Milford
Dr. Amery is an amazing and talented veterinary chiropractor with years of experience working with both dogs and horses. Dr. Amery uses the gentle manipulation of the spine to preserve the health and functionality of the neuromuscular skeletal system. The spine is connected to every part of the body through a complex nervous system. The joints in the body of both humans and animals have nerves called proprioceptors, which are connected to the spinal cord in order to transmit messages to the brain. When the spine is compromised due to restrictions (or commonly called misalignments), it can cause pressure on discs, nerves, and joints, resulting in a variety of disorders. By correctly diagnosing and making hands-on adjustments to the spine, a well-trained chiropractor can relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This treatment will result in the reduction of pain and improvement of overall health for your dog or horse.
The average dog or horse usually tolerates both the physical exam and spinal adjustments well, with very little, if any, discomfort. Many patients show immediate improvement after the first treatment, though some may require a few sessions before positive results are seen. Regrowth and repair of damaged nerves takes time, so it may be weeks before the effects of spinal manipulation can be fully realized.
Some of the benefits of booking an appointment with a dog or horse chiropractor for spinal therapy include:
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Improved muscle strength
- Decreased irritability
- Better appetite
- A happier disposition
- Less stress to the nervous system, resulting in a boost to the immune system
Chiropractic spinal therapy is not meant to replace other healing techniques, but rather work in conjunction with them to treat the patient’s body on all levels, thereby improving the chances of an optimal outcome for the patient’s recovery.