Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Chiropractic Therapy)
VSMT is a drug-free and painless therapy that can help your pet with issues like chronic pain from arthritis, acute pain from injury, or lameness.
It works by having the veterinarian make small push-like adjustments along their spine and/or rib cage. These movements trigger spasmed muscles to release. VSMT takes advantage of the body's defence mechanism known as the Golgi Tendon Spinal Reflex, which is the same reflex that causes your whole leg to buckle when you twist your ankle. By activating this defence mechanism, muscles that are strained can be relaxed, thus allowing out of place vertebrae and ribs to settle back in to their normal position and alleviate the pain your pet was experiencing.