Spinal Manipulative Therapy: An Alternative Solution for Your Pet’s Back and Joint Problems
It’s hard to watch your pet struggle up the stairs every evening, and their medication doesn’t seem to be helping. What else can be done? At Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in Marinette, we offer an alternative, integrative, drug-free treatment option to decrease your pet’s pain and improve their range of motion. Known as Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, this method of treatment can improve a variety of conditions in pets that are caused by adverse effects on their nervous system. We’re proud to provide a service that can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life and help them feel like new.
What Can Spinal Manipulative Therapy Treat in my Pet?
Both dogs and cats can be treated with Spinal Manipulative Therapy here in Marinette. It’s a hands-on procedure that targets the neuro-musculoskeletal system, and aims to:
- Restore mobility and nerve function
- Alleviate stiffness
- Eliminate tension and pain
- Improve organ function
Spinal Manipulative Therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions associated with the back, joints, and nervous system. These include:
- Injuries (trauma, sports)
- Stiffness in the joints
- Muscle spasms
- Joint pain
- Tail/back pain
- …and more
How Does Spinal Manipulative Therapy Work?
Our ultimate goal in using Spinal Manipulative Therapy is to return your pet’s body to a normal level of function and restore the range of motion of their joints. This procedure involves manual adjustments to the joints with quick, specifically-directed thrusts that move the joint back into alignment. These adjustments are generally painless, though some pets may experience soreness immediately following treatment. This should dissipate quickly, however, and lead to your pet feeling (and moving) much better overall.
Can Spinal Manipulative Therapy Help my Pet?
Once we’ve pinpointed areas of pain and diminished mobility in your pet during their physical exam, we can go over the characteristics and benefits of spinal manipulative therapy. Should you choose to move forward with this service, Dr. Kurt will be the one to provide it. Dr. Kurt recently became certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT) for orthopedic and soft-tissue pain relief. He completed his training at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center, which is just one of three accredited centers that offer courses and certifications in this therapy.
Other treatments, such as surgery and/or cold laser therapy, may also be used in conjunction with Spinal Manipulative Therapy to produce the best results. Number of treatments will vary depending on your pet’s condition and their response to the manual adjustment of their joints. To learn more about our spinal manipulative therapy service in Marinette, give us a call at (715) 735-9511.