Category: Chiropractic

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A Discussion about Gentle Chiropractic Treatment

Chuchi is a Japenese chin with a history of jumping off furniture, which would throw his back out and eventually lead to seizures. I used an upper cervical chiropractic technique to align his spine, allowing the spinal nerves to innervate tissues normally and decrease spasms in the neck and back. In this video I discuss his subluxation, a left occiput… Read more →

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries

What You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else I’ve decided to write about Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) injuries partly because I’m frequently asked about treatment options, but also because everyone should understand why some surgical treatment options are commonly performed without first trying less invasive methods of healing. Some of the most common and popular methods of surgical treatment are not necessarily the… Read more →

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CCL Injuries and Aging (Case Study: Abbey)

Treating CCL Injuries in Senior Pets Many pet caregivers are thankful for alternative treatment options for their older pets. If a patient is over 12-years-old, I consider recommending the following: Homeopathic: Administer Arnica Montana 30C every four hours for five days if possible. *Remember to avoid touching the pellets with your hands. Herbs: Many herbs are helpful in reducing inflammation and aid… Read more →

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How does acupuncture help after back surgery?

Emma had back surgery five years ago but still had severe spasms after surgery. Rather than stay on perpetual medications, she started getting acupuncture and gentle chiropractic to help the nerves work better. If the nerves are mis-firing onto the neuromuscular junctions, pain and spasms in the muscle result but acupuncture can greatly help restore proper spinal function and movement… Read more →

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Tommy says thanks!

Hi! My name is Tommy and I ran into a gate by accident and twisted my neck. I had trouble walking on my left side and I could not turn my head. After 2 chiropractic adjustments (very gentle, barely noticeable to the casual observer) and acupuncture treatments, I can run again.  My person says I should remember not to run… Read more →

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Horse Lessons

Holistic vet Dr. Karen Mueller recently showed me how to adjust a horse’s sternum. This is particularly useful in a horse that pins his ears angrily when you tighten his girth. Here are three pictures of the same horse as he is standing with his legs in the same position (square under him). His legs did not move during time… Read more →