Our office specializes in the treatment of women & migraine headaches. Prior to Chiropractic treatment, Dr. Blue suffered with migraine headaches on a weekly basis. After receiving all possible medical treatments, she finally found relief with Chiropractic care. Dr. Blue devoted her career to helping people suffering with the same life altering symptoms. Some of the other most common conditions she treats are low back pain, sciatica or shooting pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder, hip and knee pain, arthritic pain, tinnitus or ringing in the ear, heartburn, acid reflux, bed wetting, pediatrics and pregnancy. People of all ages benefit from Chiropractic Care. The birthing process is usually one of the most traumatic experiences a body undergoes. The stress applied to a newborn's neck can cause severe structual and/or soft tissue damage, that after birth can cause many short or long term symptoms. The most common pediatric symptom treated in a Chiropractic office is ear infections. Many babies are successfull treated, drug free for this condition in our office. Most common adolescent symptoms treated are injuries due to bumps or falls, low back pain, headaches and bed wetting. And lastly the most common geriatric symptom treated is pain due to arthritis, balance disturbances and ringing in the ears. If you would like any further information regarding any of these please feel free to contact our office.
Dr. Blue recently received her animal Chiropractic license at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in Wellsville, KS. She now owns and operates HOOVES & PAWS ANIMAL CHIROPRACIC. Dr. Blue services the Chiropractic needs of your equine & canine family. Below is detailed information about this new service. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.
WHAT IS ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC?
Animal Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of Chiropractic, but utilized on animal patients. Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of arms and legs & headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic most often practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that includes patient examination, diagnosis & treatment.
Chiropractic is becoming an integral part in animal healthcare. It utilizes the same concepts and principles, but it is applied to the different anatomy of different animal species. Animal Chiropractic applies a holistic approach to your animal’s healthcare, but does NOT replace veterinary medicine or surgery.
WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?
The vertebral subluxation is the term applied to a vertebra which has lost its normal position and/or motion in relation to neighboring vertebrae. Vertebrae which do not function properly within the spinal framework generate mechanical stress. This accelerates the wear & tear on the surrounding spinal muscles, ligaments, discs, joint & other spinal tissues. Additionally, because of the direct mechanical and physiological relationship between the spinal column & the spinal nerve roots, vertebral subluxations have the potential to impair proper nerve functioning. Once nerve functioning is compromised, communication within the body becomes less effective jeopardizing the overall health and wellness of the patient.
WHAT CAUSES THIS IN MY ANIMAL?
TRAUMA: slips, falls, missteps, missed jumps, etc.
CONFORMATIONAL TRAITS: Certain traits such as long backs & short legs
BIRTH: Trauma during delivery, or the pregnancy, can lead to damage of the soft
spine and lead to future, more permanent damage very quickly.
CONFINEMENT: Constant confinement decreases balance and coordination
PERFORMANCE INJURIES: Agility falls and stubs, obedience jumps and twisted
necks, conformation lead jerks, etc.
EQUIPMENT: Improper use of leads and harnesses.
AGE: As the animal ages, the spinal column naturally loses some of its flexibility.
GROOMING: Improper nail cuts, matted coats, etc.
WHAT SYMPTOMS MIGHT I NOTICE?
"Puppy" sitting, or sitting with the rear legs out to one side.
Discomfort when putting on or taking off collars & harnesses.
Abnormal posture when standing.
Evasion type maneuvers such as dipping head or hollowing back.
Wringing or tucking tail.
Refusing or unwillingness to go over jumps.
Sensitivity to touch
Facial expression of apprehension or pain.
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