Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Additional College IS Required
What Is Spinal Manipulative Therapy?
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy is based solely on restoring neuro-muscular function and joint bio-mechanics. Using a small amount of action in the correct direction of joint motion, the joints between vertebrae and bones are gently restored to normal motion to allow the joints to move with more ease. This also helps nerve function by restoring blood and lymph supply to the nerves innervating both the surrounding structures, muscles and organs of the body.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy also significantly decreases pain by stimulating large diameter fibers to the brain to “naturally” suppress pain versus solely the use of pharmaceuticals.
Typical Spinal Therapy Consultation
- Detailed History
- Conformation Evaluation
- Muscle Development
- Gait/Movement Analysis
- Joint Mobility (Vertebral and Limb)
- Pain Location Evaluation
- Radiographic Evaluations
What Types Of Things Can Spinal Manipulation Therapy Help With?
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Reproductive Issues (Infertility, C-sections, etc)
- Mouth/Jaw pain
- Lick Granulomas
- Idiopathic Vestibular Disease
- Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Anal Gland Issues
- Tail/Rear End Tenderness
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
- Chronic Gagging/Coughing Issues in older dogs
- Chronic lameness
- Degenerative Myopathy
- Difficulty Climbing Stairs or Jumping
- Post Surgical or Dental Pain
- Dogs Sitting Off to One Side
VersesStraight (obedience or agility dogs)
- ANY Performance Dog Biomechanical Issue Pre- or Post- Competition
An additional service we offer that really compliments our Spinal therapy is Fascia Relaxation
What to Expect
Keep this in mind: Your pet’s issue did not just “suddenly appear.” Chances are some of these issues have been coming on for many months or more. Thus the average pet may take 3 or 4 adjustments to see a significant change, however most people say they see changes much quicker in their pet – some even after only 1 adjustment.
If you have any additional questions, you can call Dr. Jacobs or set up an appointment with her to evaluation your pet.
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