Tuesday, March 7, 2017

disc problems in dogs and dog back pain - chiropractor for dogs boston, cape cod and south shore boston

 Dogs with back pain that are brought to the Vet are often misdiagnosed as IVDD when in fact the more common issue is VSC (vertebral subluxation complex). VSC is where one or more of the spinal joints are "stuck" in motion and causing nerve irritation and muscle spasm. VSC can occur with any abnormal movement your dog makes such as a jump or quick change of position. VSC is not diagnosed by your Vet since they are unaware of this condition and thus often diagnose a disc injury or muscle pull and perscribe meds, rest and or surgury. Since VSC is most common you will need to consult a Certified Animal Chiropractor (American Vet Chiropractic Assoc). These Chiropractors are specially trained to diagnose VSC vs  IVDD. If a Vet referral is needed they will refer you. To correct VSC a Chiropractic adjustment is done in conjunction with cold laser and exercises. Often the treatment will be a few visits to correct the problem along with your home rehab program the Dr will give you. If there is an IVDD then often times your Animal Chiropractor along with your Vet can resolve the problem.
The following is just a simple explanation of IVDD. Any questions contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com our website is indekchiropractic.com and click Animal Chiropractic at the top.

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. These discs then press on the nerves running through the spinal cord causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis.

Breeds of dog that are predisposed to IVDD include the Dachshund, Beagle, Basset Hound, and Shih Tzu.


Made up of a gelatinous substance surrounded by a thick outer layer, intervertebral discs are basically the shock absorbers of the spine. There are two types of disc herniation seen in dogs: Type I and Type II, of which Type II generally has less severe signs and symptoms.

Symptoms of IVDD may include:

  • Unwillingness to jump
  • Pain and weakness in rear legs (lameness)
  • Crying out in pain
  • Anxious behavior
  • Muscle spasms over back or neck
  • Hunched back or neck with tense muscles
  • Reduced appetite and activity level
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control (urinary and fecal incontinence, respectively)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hip pain in dogs, chiropractor for dogs boston, south shore boston cape code

Hip pain can cause front leg lameness sinc a dog carries 60 percent of their body wt on the front legs and when there is a hip issue even more wt on the front. This increased wt transfer will cause stiffness and strain on the front legs.
Hip pain can be caused by leg problems and or spinal problems. Animal Chiropractors have a specialized education in this area and your vet will not necessarily diagnose the problem correctly if it is not surgical or disease process. Standard vet care will be rest and meds, if it is a mechanical joint problem, u need an animal chiropractor to fix the issue.
Please contact Dr Indek with questions at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com
Dr indek makes house calls throughout New England as well as adjusts dog at Groton Animal Hospital.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

dog chiropractic, back pain in dogs-south shore boston dog chiropractor-boston dog chiropractor

Animal Chiropractic requires a Chiropractor or Vet to be certified after taking a 215 hour course and exam. There are Chiropractors and Vets that say they are certified but unless u can find them on the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc web site, then they are not.
Chiropractors have been trained over 4 years in post grad work to use their hands in the adjustment of the spine and extremities. A Dr that took a weekend course is NOT trained to do this work and can hurt your animal. The use of instruments or tools to adjust animals is also not taught in the 3 animal chiropractic colleges of which I am an instructor at Options for Animals. These instruments are a sham and you should not be paying for this care.

I travel all over New England making house calls for dogs and barn calls for horses, if u have any questions please contact me at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com
Also check out http://www.animalchiropractic.org/

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dog chiropractor/back pain in dogs cape cod boston

Too often dogs are diagnosed with disc problems and the actual issue is spinal subluxations which is a movement problem in the spime causing nerve pinching. A Certified Animal Chiropractor can correct these subluxations w adjustments and cold laser.
Always check to see if the chiropractor is certified by the american vet chiropractic assoc since ther are doctors adjusting animals who are not certified and have not attended a 215 hour post grad course.
Contact Dr Bruce at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com
Or call 781-337-1180

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

dog sore back chiropractor for dogs south of boston, boston, north shore bostonl cape cod

Many dogs can experience a sore back and your vet will usually evaluate for disc problems and most cases this is not the problem. If your vet finds no disc problems then u will get meds for pain and inflammation. This approach will not fix the problem but rather treat the symptoms and cause other new issues due to compensation.

Most commonly the issue is a subluxation of the spine which is literally a spinal joint that can get stuck in motion causing nerve pain and muscle strain. A Certified Animal Chiropractor can easily evaluate your dog for this and a chiropractic adjustment along with cold laser can correct this. Your vet is not experienced in diagnosis of this issue so it will not be detected, I teach at Options for Animals chiropractic college and can tell you that the Vets that I teach are always amazed when I teach them about spinal biomechanics since this is not taught in their school.

-Please contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com
my website is indekchiropractic.com
I make house calls through out New England.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chiropractor for dogs, cats and horses south shore boston

ANIMAL  CHIROPRACTOR



When choosing an animal chiropractor always check the american veterinary chiropractic assoc website http://www.animalchiropractic.org/.

There are Chiropractors who adjust animals that are not certified so please check before you make an appointment. The training for animals is extensive and these doctors are adjusting animals and endangering themselves as well as your animal so please check for credentials. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

sore withers in a horse - chiropractor for horses North and South Shore Boston



Proper Saddle Fit and Your Horse’s Withers

Many times, I see horses with sore withers, and the owner tells me the saddle was fitted recently. Upon examination, I find the withers are sore and sensitive. When I look at the saddle, I can see it appears to be too far forward on the horse’s back or pinching the trapezius muscle (please see the red area in the picture). This muscle will also cause tightness in the neck. The remedy is to have a certified saddle fitter carry out your saddle fitting, and to have your chiropractor or veterinarian check for pinching at the panels.

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