- Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment (the word chiropractic is derived from the Greek meaning « to perform with the hands »). It was developed in the 19th century as a method of maintaining health and treating neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction and their subsequent effects on the body.
- Chiropractic care focuses on abnormal movements of the spine and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body.
- The goal of chiropractic treatment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function to allow unrestricted exchange of information between the brain and all the body’s organs.
- Restricted mobility between two vertebrae can adversely effect and/or irritate the nerves that exit the spine.
- Prior to chiropractic treatment, the entire spine and limbs are examined to identify restricted movement in individual joints. If a restriction in motion is detected, the affected joint will be treated chiropractically.
- Chiropractic treatment does not replace conventional veterinary medicine; however, it does enhance traditional medical therapy for spinal and internal organ dysfunction. It is also an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain caused by biomechanical problems.
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