What is Animal Chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic care uses the same principles as a human chiropractor. It’s the practice of treating neurological and musculoskeletal systems through careful manipulation of your pet’s spine and joints in order to correct misalignments, relieve pain and improve their range of motion. A very safe and beneficial treatment, Chiropractic care in pets can be used as a holistic treatment in conjunction with other traditional medicine such as physical therapy, veterinary surgery, or drugs.
Why Choose Animal Chiropractic?
Chiropractics is a drug free and non invasive treatment to pain relief. It stimulates your pets natural pain-relieving endorphins, reducing or eliminating their need for pain relief drugs. Chiropractic adjustments are used to alleviate repercussion of ailments which include chronic pain, arthritis, lameness muscle tears and inflammation, nerve issues, back pain, hip dysplasia, and intervertebral disc disease. But, the benefits of chiropractics is more than just pain relief. Chiropractics improves circulation and is shown to improve recovery time after surgery. It also is used to treat issues like incontinence and gastrointestinal issues. Adjustments are also not limited to sick or injured animals. Maintaining good alignment increases agility, endurance, and strength. It also improves the overall function of the nervous system, keeping your animal’s muscular-skeletal and immune systems strong and healthy.
Dr. Cindy Johnson is certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA.) Established in 1989, the AVCA is the most recognized national credential in the field of animal chiropractics. The AVCA promotes the highest standards in health and safety within the animal chiropractic field. Certification requires over 200 hours of training and certified doctors are responsible for renewing their certification every three years. This means Peak City Vet is committed to performing the utmost chiropractic care to your cat or dog.