Veterinary Spinal Manipulation

The doctors at MNVH have a knack for seeing the big picture – or, rather – the whole picture. To that end, MNVH is excited to announce that Dr. Pollock recently completed a rigorous certification process at The College of Animal Chiropractors so that Veterinary Spinal Manipulation can now be added to our ever-growing list of services.

Research suggests that a spinal adjustment for your pet can result in:

  • improved mobility
  • decreased chronic pain
  • relief from muscle spasms
  • improved functioning of muscles and nervous system

In humans, chiropractic manipulation is often used to treat pain, restore function after an illness or injury, and support athletic performance. These are also common goals for our animals, particularly athletic or sporting dogs, but many “couch potato” pets can also benefit from chiropractic adjustments.

One of the classic treatments performed by chiropractors is a chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation. A manipulation involves a quick, small thrust applied in a specific direction and to a specific area of a bone or joint. This thrust is used to restore normal range of motion in a joint that previously had restricted or decreased range of motion.

Chiropractic adjustments are typically comfortable and low-stress for the pet. In fact, many animals seem to enjoy spinal manipulation! An appointment may last from 10 to 30 minutes depending upon your pet’s unique needs.

For more information about animal chiropractic visit The College of Animal Chiropractors website or call MNVH at 814-237-4272 to schedule an evaluation for your pet with Dr. Pollock.