Spinal manipulation helps restore normal motion within joints of the vertebral column and limbs of the horse enhancing overall health.
The science of animal chiropractic is based upon using spinal manipulation to help restore a full and pain free motion to joints. It includes are procedures where hands are used to mobilize, adjust, stimulate or otherwise influence the spinal and paraspinal tissues with the aim of restoring or maintaining the patient’s health. I want it understood that I am not “moving bones back in place” with an adjustment. With skilled palpation and motioning of vertebral segments areas of dysfunction are identified and if there is no serious underlying condition an adjustment is made to restore normal motion between the articular facets of the vertebrae. There are more receptors for the nervous system along the spinal column than anywhere within the body’s neuro-axis.
A chiropractic adjustment is a powerful method to integrate the Central Nervous System (CNS) and maintain nerve health which is responsible for communicating with the entire body. To help illustrate this idea think of a joint in the distal limb of a horse. What stabilizes a joint? The muscles, tendons and ligaments around a joint provide stability. What gives these muscles and tendons its strength and tell them what to do? That would be the nerve that innervates the muscle or tendon.
My desire is to get to the root cause of your horse’s problems, not just focus on clinical signs alone. Not only can chiropractic aid in recovering from musculoskeletal and medical issues, but can also help prevent injuries and enhance performance.