Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bladder problems in dogs, horses or cats - horse and dog chiropractic Mass

Recently I have had many calls involving horses, dogs or cats with bladder problem. These problems have been tested by the Vet and no specific test turned up positive.
It is an anatomical fact that the nerves in the low back and sacrum control organs such as the bladder, uterus and large intestines. This part of the nervous system is called the parasympathetics.

Within the spinal cord there are synapses {connections} between motor nerves that come from muscles and parasympathetics. If a motor nerve [ nerves from muscles ] is irritated in the spine and is "short circuited" then it will affect the output from the parasympathetics and in turn alter the function of the organs that it controls. This is called the Somatovisceral affect. Somato is defined as muscles and joints, Visceral is the organ system such as the bladder.

Your animal may have a somatovisceral problem especially when the Vet tests show no specific organ dysfunction such as in this case the bladder is not working properly. Chiropractic Adjustments has in many cases helped these animals return to normal again. Please give me a call 617-472-0661 or email me at to discuss your animal.