You may be wondering if the adjustment given to a human is the same as the adjustment given to the animal. The adjustment can be similar, however since their bones are smaller and muscles are often leaner than ours, the adjustment is typically softer and more specific. Depending upon the size of the animal, the adjustment is made with a finger or a thumb rather than hand or double hands.
You may be wondering if the adjustment of an animal makes the same noise as the adjustment of a human. Sometimes there may be a noise but not often.
You may be wondering if the animal needs to be treated as often as some humans choose to be treated. The answer is no. The typical window for follow up treatment is two weeks, and in some cases even less. The frequency of reoccurring treatment, whether shorter or longer depends upon the animal, the case, and the variables of the situation.
You may be wondering how an animal who is hyperactive or shy gets adjusted. The truth, sometimes they don’t. As with any new relationship, it takes time to learn how to work with each other. Being patience and having creativity with each new patient is key in being able to provide the best treatment and achieve optimal results. When we understand how to work with the animal, we can proceed more calmly allowing the animal to become relaxed and trusting.
You may be wondering if you can adjust animals of all ages. The answer is yes! All animals with spines and legs, from birth to their final days can be adjusted and would benefit from chiropractic care. Each animal has their own needs, therefore we treat each animal individually depending on what is necessary and appropriate to support their healing process.
You may be wondering when is there a cause for hesitation and limitation when considering chiropractic care. If the animal has recently experienced injury, trauma, sudden health changes, or has been in an accident, it is important that you first consult a veterinarian to determine whether the animal has experienced any internal injuries that could be further complicated with chiropractic treatment.
You may be wondering if it is easier for my animal to be adjusted while on pain medication, anti-inflammatories and/or muscle relaxers. The answer is no. All these medications can give false information when checking proper and appropriate range of motion of the spine and a joint. If you animal is in that much pain, give them a little time to feel better. Take them off the medication for a 24 to 48 hour window before their appointment so the exam findings are more accurate and treatment can be properly diagnosed.
You may be wondering what type of animals can be adjusted. Any animal with a spinal, joints and muscles can be adjusted.
You may be wondering what is the cost for an adjustment. For in-office care, the initial visit is $100 and is an hour long. The follow up visits $75 and are 30 to 45 minutes long.