Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy is an area of animal health care that focuses on the health of the nervous system and spine, and their effect on whole body health and disease. The process consists of applying high velocity, low impact force to a joint that is not aligned properly. This process is similar to a chiropractic adjustment in humans. Spinal manipulation may help with symptoms associated with dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems.
Spinal manipulation can be useful in the treatment of:
- Neck, back, and tail pain
- Gait abnormalities/lameness
- Hip dysplasia
- Injuries from falls or accidents
- Prevention of intervertebral disc disease