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Alignment Accuracy for Your Furbaby

woman-with-dog-watching-sunsetDid you know that your pet can have chiropractic subluxations (a joint restriction) just like you can? Furthermore, these subluxations might not present in noticeable, pain-based behaviors.

“So what?” you might ask. Well, let’s talk a little bit about subluxations!

What Is a Chiropractic Subluxation?

Simply put, this is when a joint in the spine is not moving or functioning the way it should. The joint is “stuck,” “restricted,” or “fixated”—all of these terms mean the same thing from a biomechanical standpoint.

When a joint is not moving the way it should be, it means the muscles and ligaments are being recruited that shouldn’t be recruited. It will increase the chance of experiencing some type of injury long-term—which is no fun for a fur parent or our precious furbaby!

How Inflammation Occurs

When your joint isn’t functioning as it should be it will also increase inflammation. This form of joint restriction acts as a physical stressor to the nervous system, activating the body’s natural defense state and increasing our stress hormones. This includes inflammatory mediators. The joints get inflamed, which oftentimes results in increased pain or discomfort.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The only thing that can fix a chiropractic subluxation is a chiropractic adjustment. If your furbaby has a subluxation, they are easily overlooked when the symptoms are not obvious. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the nervous system which helps decrease inflammation and other stress hormones, restore proper spinal biomechanics, help decrease pain levels and improves quality of life.

No matter the age, size, breed or temperament—if your furbaby is subluxated, a visit with a certified animal chiropractor will be beneficial.

Call today to schedule your next appointment!

Dr. Julianne Donato
Certified Animal Chiropractor in Burlington

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