Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Daniel Lange

What is Chiropractic Medicine


Chiropractic is a manual therapy that treats dysfunction of the spine and influences the function of the spinal cord and nervous system. A chiropractic exam can consist of a posture assessment, gait analysis, spinal temperature assessment, static and motion palpation. Based on the findings of the exam, an adjustment will be performed, where indicated. The adjustments are safe, gentle, and effective. Each adjustment is done using the Chiropractor’s hands, in a specific manner, catered to the joint being assessed. Most animals tolerate adjustments quite well!


Indications an adjustment may be beneficial:


Dog:

· Changes in gait/lameness

· Sitting off to the side

· Difficulty going up/down steps or getting in/out of vehicle

· Pain when being pet or lifted

· Arthritic changes present

· Changes in eating or elimination

· Licking/chewing paws

· Changes in performance

· Pre and Post-surgical care (to boost immune system, promote proper healing, and biomechanics)


Cat:

· Obvious pain or discomfort

· Difficulty jumping

· Reluctant to climb

· Painful/cries when pet/picked up

· Reduced performance

· Hiding