Veterinary Chiropractic Care with our Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinarians
By now you're probably no stranger to the many accounts of how chiropractic treatment has helped countless individuals with various conditions. You may even have experienced this all-natural, non-invasive form of care yourself. But did you know that pets can benefit from chiropractic adjustments just as humans can? It's true -- which is why our three-practitioner team offers veterinary chiropractic care for pets here at Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic.
How Animal Chiropractic Adjustment Works
In pets and in humans, chiropractic adjustment works by treating a type of joint problem known as subluxation. A subluxation is a slight but significant dislocation between the joint's components. These alignment errors can contribute to more general misalignment in the musculoskeletal system. The results may include chronic muscular strain as well as compression of the major nerves. The latter not only causes pain and other neurological symptoms; it also interferes with the body's internal communications, contributing to a host of health problems. Chiropractic adjustment uses high-velocity, low-amplitude force, delivered in small, accurate manipulations, to bring the musculoskeletal system back into balance, relieving symptoms and boosting overall health.
Chiropractic care for animals has actually been around for quite some time. Your pet's anatomy obviously differs from yours, but your veterinarian in Council Bluffs knows how to adapt chiropractic techniques to suit animals' joints, soft tissues, and weight distribution. Chiropractic adjustments can be used to treat:
- Chronic joint problems such as osteoarthritis or hip dysplasia
- Acute or chronic injuries
- Nerve function issues (including neuropathy pain)
- Balance or gait problems
- Poor immune response
What to Expect From Your Pet's Chiropractic Treatment
Your pet's initial chiropractic session may take longer than the subsequent sessions, if only because we have to administer a thorough examination of your pet's musculoskeletal alignment, current symptoms, and medical history before we can make any adjustments. Later sessions may take only a few minutes, depending on the condition and its severity. Your pet may experience significant relief from his aches and pains after the first sessions; more typically, several sessions are performed to achieve the best results. Your pet may feel a bit sore afterward, but this side-effect will soon pass -- to be replaced by greater comfort and mobility.
Learn More From our Veterinarian in Council Bluffs or Glenwood
Why should humans reap all the amazing benefits of chiropractic care? Give your beloved pet the same medical advantage -- call either of our offices to learn more from our veterinarian at Animal Clinic Of Council Bluffs! To contact our Council Bluffs veterinarian, call (712) 323-0598. To contact our Glenwood veterinary clinic, call (712) 527-9454.