Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) is a modality similar to chiropractic care in humans where adjustments are applied to assist in normal motion of a pet's spine and relieve pain and discomfort.
Joints are meant to move but sometimes they can get "stuck." This is called vertebral subluxation complex or VSC. VSMT helps restore motion to a pet's joints to help the nervous system function better.
What Can Cause a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC)?
- Birthing process
- Environment (where pet sleeps, flooring, etc.)
- Lack of exercise
- Surgery or history of surgery, anesthesia
Signs and Symptoms of VSC
- Altered sitting
- Changes in eating or eliminating
- Changes in gait
- Constantly licking or chewing paws
- Difficulty chewing and bad breath
- Difficulty when getting up after lying down
- Lameness or Paralysis
- Nails wearing unevenly
- Negative changes in attitude or behavior
- Pain when being touched or lifted
- Post-surgical care
- Refusing to go up or down stairs
- Reluctance or difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
- Skin sensitivity
What Conditions Can Be Improved By VSMT?
- Disc bulge/herniation – depending on case
- Geriactric-quality of life
- Hip dysplasia
- Hypersensitivity or lack of sensitivity
- Lick granulomas
- Pre and post surgery
- Preventive care
- Recurrent anal gland infection
- Recurrent ear infections
- Spondylosis – extra bone formed at loose joints
- Urine leakage
If you think veterinary spinal manipulation therapy might help your pet, please contact us at (920) 434-1010 to schedule a consultation.