Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chiropractic for Dogs mass - Arthritis in Dogs

In the Northeast we are blessed with the almighty deer tick. Well this little fella can transmit many illesses to your dog. Lyme disease as well as Anaplasmosis are two common ones. Anaplasmosis is less common but can cause all the symptoms of arthritis. If you dog is slow to move and has a wide gate in the hind end, it may also be wise to see your vet for a blood test to rule out this infection. If present they will put your dog on anitbiotics like Doxi. for 2 weeks. It is important to have the chiropractor check you dog after the treatment since the muscles and joints can be affected by Anaplasmosis.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chiropractor for horses - mass - Hock problems

Low Back and Hock Issues

The Hock of your horse is the anatomical equivalent to your heel and Achilles tendon. The muscle just above the hock would be equal to your calf muscle.  Many times I see owners getting the hocks injected for swelling and inflammation. The injection is great for reducing the pain and swelling but what about the cause. That’s right the cause….mmmmmm….
Many owners never find out why the hocks continue to get irritated. Sometimes your Vet may tell you it is a conformation problem combined with the work you are asking of your horse. This may be true in some cases but what can be done to minimize the stress and resultant inflammation? This question usually revolves around getting the hocks injected periodically. You have to think about it this way.. the hock inflammation is a symptom and injecting the symptom does not fix the cause, ie spraying water on the smoke detector instead of the fire somewhere else in the house.  So what can be done?
Many times there may be a subluxation complex {joints irritating nerves} within the sacroiliac [pelvic joint] inhibiting collection and adding hock stress.  Sometimes there can be a muscle issue with trigger points within the calf muscle equivalent causing tension in the Achilles tendon. This Achilles tendon tension may result in abnormal hock movement and inflammation. The stifle may even have a hand in the altered movement. To add to all of this there may even be a lower cervical [neck] subluxation causing erroneous biomechanics in the spine and transfer the abnormal weight shift of your horse to the hocks. Finally there may be a hoof issue causing the problem as well.
What can you do about all this. Well first of all beyond hock injections having an Equine Chiropractor evaluate your horse for subluxation and biomechanics along with your farrier is imperative. The biomechanics[how your horse moves] of the entire horse is often never addressed. If there is not an inborn abnormality within the hocks [rare] or a disease process then the cause must be biomechanical and your chiropractor and farrier are experts in this field.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chiropractor for Horses {mass and new england} - tracking problem

Many times a tracking problem exists since your horse may have subluxations within the Sacroiliac joint or lower lumbar. This problem will restrict forward movement of the hind legs and tracking problems. Once the chiropractic evaluation is done and if your horse has this issue, some adjustments along with specific exercises will be done to support the new change in bio-mechanics.

Call me at 617-472-0661 or email me at with any questions. I travel all over the USA and Abroad to evaluate and adjust horses and riders.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Back pain with chest discomfort - Quincy Mass Chiropractor

I recently have had numerous patients who have gone to the ER with back and chest pain and told by the MD that the heart was fine, and here are some pain killers. Many times chest pain can be caused by subluxations in the mid back. Subluxations being a vertebrae not moving correctly causing nerve irritation to the nerves in this case that go to the chest. Chiropractic adjustments to the mid back often clear this right up.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Omega 3 for dogs - Dog Chiropractor Mass

Many owners give their dogs flaxseed oil or flaxseed for Omega 3 supplements. Flaxseed oil has a form of Omega 3 called ALA. ALA has to be converted to a useful form in the body. Dogs do not have the enzymes within their digestive tract that can perform this task. Thus Omega 3 from fish oil is the choice that should be made for any skin issues and anti-inflam. use since fish oil already has the form of Omega 3 that their body can use. There are many Omega 3 fish oils on the market. The one I use in the office is naturally flavored with a beef extract so the fishy smell is diminished and all the dogs love it!
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Sore back in dogs and trouble walking - Chiropractor for dogs mass

Many times a subluxation within the lumbar spine can irritate the nerves to the hind legs and cause lameness. I am a Board Certified Animal Chiropractor by the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc and teach at Options for Animals Chiropractic College. I will evaluate your dogs spine and all 4 limbs. Many times adjustments and exercises will help your dog back to their old self. If your dog needs a Vet referral I can certainly do that as well. Please call me at 617-472-0661, email:

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