Equine chiropractic care
What are the symptoms?
Horses with VSCs may present with many symptoms, the most common of which is pain. Horses with back pain often express this in their posture or in their refusal to work.
The horse attempts to compensate for the pain by changing its posture and way of going, but this result in other problems such as joint changes.
The following symptoms may indicate pain caused by subluxation:
Subluxations in the spine can affect muscle coordination and mobility of the horse, thereby causing decreased performance.
The following symptoms may occur:
A major effect of VSC (subluxation) can be impairment to the flow of information in the nerves which exit the spinal cord between the vertebrae. As these nerves innervate the skin, certain glands and blood vessels, such neurological disturbance can lead to the following symptoms:
This list of symptoms is certainly not exhaustive; however, it does demonstrate the many effects a VSC can have.
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