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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)?

  • Age
  • Birthing process
  • Collar/harness
  • Environment (where pet sleeps, flooring, etc.)
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Surgery or history of surgery, anesthesia
  • Transporting
  • Trauma

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
  • Stiffness

What Conditions Can Be Improved By VSMT?

  • Arthritis
  • 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.