This is a hundred-year old method and theory of healing that was developed in the USA. The major premise is that the body has the inborn or innate ability to maintain health and resist disease. Disease occurs when the nervous system (the tool of the innate intelligence of the body) is not able to properly communicate with and direct the tissues of the body. The methods vary, but according to definition, chiropractic manipulation involves the application of short defined force to release the areas of the obstructed nerve flow.
Only a trained graduate of chiropractic school can provide chiropractic manipulations. Dr. Ramirez has completed the certification course for licensed veterinarians and chiropractors to apply these principles to animals, whose skeletal systems do differ from a human's.
Dr. Ramirez is the only veterinarian in our area certified to deliver veterinary chiropractic to our pets.
What is Chiropractic treatment used for?
Just like in humans, Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a number of various conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Acute tension or stiffness
- Muscle spasms and nerve problems
- Diagnosed pathologies such as hip dysplasia and CCL rupture
Chiropractic care can also be used to enhance performance, prevent illness and maintain fitness, as well as treat animals suffering from injuries or lameness.