Thursday, December 27, 2012

Front leg lamness - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston and cape cod

Once your vet has cleared your dog of any disease causing the lameness, animal chiropractic can be used. Common causes are:
Subluxation of the cervical and or thoracic spine
Trigger points in the shoulder girdle muscles
Subluxation of the cranial humeral head( shoulder joint)

Treatment by a Certified Animal Chiropractor will stress adjustments to the subluxations, muscle work, stretching and home exercises for the owner to do as follow up.

This is a very common problem and i would love to answer any qusestions u may have as well as evaluate your dog. I make house calls.
Please contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pain or Sensitive Withers - Chiropractor for Horse mass - North shore Boston Chiropractor for horses - South Shore Boston Chiropractor for Horses

Sensitive withers can be the result of a subluxation in the upper thoracic spine. The cause can be from a poorly fitted saddle. Many english saddles are too narrow in the back thus pinching the lumbar spine and creating tension all the way up the spine to the withers. Many owners use pads to correct this problem but this is like putting on another pair of socks when your shoes are tight.

Please contact me so i can evaluate your horse and get you and your horse back to a fun experience.
Call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Canine and Equine Chiropractor will travel

I teach at Options for Animals Chiropractic College and maintain a practice in Boston Mass. I will travel any where in the world to take care of dogs and horses that have issues that have not resolved by standard Vet Care.

Arthritis in Dog knees and lameness - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston,cape cod and boston mass

Degenerative arthritis in the knees is common among dogs. Sometimes it is the result of a cruciate ligament injury.
Chiropractic care for this problem revolves around adjusting the spine due to compensation and working with the extremity muscles to aid in movement and decrease further injury.
Exercises are an important part of the owners care and these are specific to your dog.

Please call me at 781 -337-1180 or email Dr Bruce at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Front Leg Lameness in dog - Chiropractor for Dogs south shore mass and greater boston

Front leg lameness is a common problem facing many owners. It is always best to have your vet evaluate your dog first since it can be caused by problems such as Lyme and even Hypothyroid.  If your vet cannot find any specific reason why your dog is lame then it will be of benefit to consult a animal chiropractor.

The nerves from the cervical [neck] supply power to the muscles of the front legs. Dogs carry 60 percent of their body weight on their front legs which will make the problem worse. To add to the picture your dog will start to lean on the front leg more causing a subluxation [joint stuck in motion] in the shoulder.

The animal chiropractor will evaluate your dog and if need will adjust the cervical spine to free up the nerves and check the shoulder. Along with this specific exercises should be given as well.

Please call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

back pain in dogs - Chiropractor for dogs with back pain south shore boston

The Noisy Engine
Have you ever gone to the mechanic with your car due to a strange noise in the engine? When the mechanic looked at your car, did they test it with various diagnostics to find the cause of the noise or did they just say "mmmm looks like noisy engine lets spray some WD 40 on it and come back if it is still noisy", probably not.

Well so often the symptoms ie. "noisy engine" are treated with no regard for the cause. I cannot tell you how often in the past 30 years I have seen this occur. Just the other day I saw a dog who was getting Rimadyl for "noisy engine", lol actually lameness that was not caused by a disease process. It turned out that this dog has subluxations within the lumbar along with psoas and assorted muscle strain. Adjusting the dog and doing exercises has dramatically improved him.

Please remember not to treat the " noisy engine " when the cause is not showing up on standard vet testing and consider the concept of subluxation complex, you will help lots of animals!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chiropractor for dogs on South Shore Boston

This Article was written by a fellow chiropractor that I teach with at Options for Animals Chiropractic College : Please contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180

Canine Athlete and Chiropractic Care - Canine and Equine Chiropractor in Billings Montana

As chiropractors, we understand that regular chiropractic care can not only help the body heal, but can also facilitate a healthier, stronger and more resilient animal. When your dog’s spine is out of alignment, this can result in muscle spasms, nerve irritation, inflammation, adhesions, and of course, pain. Pain behaviors in your animal will depend on the severity and duration of compromise, however common observable changes in your dog may include stiff motion, inability to bear weight, reluctance to rise, ‘puppy sitting’, whimpering and changes in appetite. Chiropractic care can help restore function and mobility, and improve muscle tone. Chiropractic management assists the nervous system in coordinating the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself, thus helping the body perform at its highest potential. And here are some other benefits to consider: Chiropractic care helps to increase circulation and helps eliminate lactic acid. It increases delivery of oxygen and nutrient supply, helps reduce muscle spasms and adhesions, increases flexibility and can improve overall performance! Additionally, chiropractic care can address the micro injuries resulting from everyday stress, thus enhancing overall quality of life. So, whether you have a world class athlete, or a weekend warrior, a little maintenance and prevention can make a big difference, and regular chiropractic care can markedly improve your animal’s life!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Acl tear in dogs- chiropractor for dogs south shore boston - acl dogs chiropractor

Acl is defined as the anterior cruciate ligament but actually in dogs it is also called the ccl ( cranial cruciate ligament). A common injury that does not always require surgery.

The problem is that your dog will compensate and stress the uninjured side resulting in a tear in the good knee. The lowback and pelvis will also develop issues not to mention muscle atrophy. It is imperative that specific exercises be given to help strengthen the supporting muscles and chiropractic adjustments to the low back and pelvis.

Please call Dr Bruce w questions at 781-337-1180

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cross canter and drop shoulder - chiropractor for horses mass - horse chiropractor north and south shore boston

When a horse cross canters or drops a shoulder these may all be symptoms of a back or pelvic issue.
The change in canter is to avoid stress on the hip and sacroiliac. Dropping the shoulder is to aid your horse in lateral flexion ( bending). A subluxation in the low back or SI joint may be the cause. Having a equine chiropractor evaluate your horse will detect this problem. Your vet is not trained in biomehanics to this degree, so they will not spot the cause.

Please contact me at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Monday, November 19, 2012

Agility Dogs and Chiropractic - Chiropractor for dogs south shore boston and greater boston area

I will have a booth at the Cluster Trial in Springfield Mass on Friday thru Sunday [11/23-11/24].
Adjustments for  dogs and owners will be available, just stop on by.
Dr Bruce contact me at 781-801-2831.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Roached back in dogs- back pain in dogs-chiropractor for dogs south shore boston

Roached back is a slang term for back muscle spasms. Your dog will flex their back when there is a back problem and this will present as a rounded configuration like the back of a "roach".

Please call or email me w questions : Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slipped disc in dogs - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston

Slipped disc disease is common in dogs. Many times a combination of chiropractic along w acupuncture will help. Dogs that are older are sometimes put down without trying these two modalities.

These two methods are reasonably priced compared to the cost prohibitive surgery,mri and rehab.

I make house calls so your dog does not even have to leave the house.

Please call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Back pain in horses - Chiropractor for horses in mass

Dr Bruce Indek is a certified animal chiropractor traveling across new england seeing horses. Dr Bruce is certified by the american vet. chiropractic assoc and is an instructor at options for animals chiropractic college. Further training in sports injuries helps in his care. As a writer for Centered Riding Dr Bruce fully understands your needs.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Schutzhund for Dogs and Chiropractic - Dog chiropractor south of boston- back pain or neck pain in dogs


SCHUTZHUND AND CHIROPRACTIC

Animal Chiropractic has been a specialty for chiropractors and veterinarians for over 20 years. In order to be certified you must first hold a license in either profession and then attend a 215 hour course at one of the 3 certified animal chiropractic colleges. Once the doctor has completed this course work they will take an accrediting exam by the American Veterinarian Chiropractic Assoc. or the International Veterinarian Chiropractic Assoc.



Schutzhund as you know is a very demanding sport and as such extends your dog beyond his normal day to day activity. As your dog goes through the Tracking, Obedience, and Protection there are various stresses placed upon him. This article will address those situations and give you a perspective on how you can improve their performance.



Chiropractic addresses the movement of joints and the integrity of the nervous system which controls and coordinates the muscles. Remember muscles move joints and nerves control muscles so if a joint is stressed and locks out of position and or a muscle is overworked then your dog’s movement will be hampered. When this situation is not addressed compensation will occur and result in symptoms such as slower times, decreased performance, and possible lameness. Chiropractic evaluations take into consideration your dog’s activity and looks at the biomechanics of the joints and muscles to determine if a subluxation [joints that are ‘stuck in motion” causing nerve irritation] exists. Many times a subluxation will be present without symptoms and this is the best time to have your dog adjusted to prevent further complications. Many owners have their dog routinely checked by the chiropractor to reduce the probability of subluxation interfering with the dog’s health. How often should your dog be checked is purely dependent on their age and activity level.



What causes subluxations is a very common question. Simply put, any stress such as physical, or emotional circumstances can ‘short circuit” the nervous system causing muscle tension and loss of movement within the spine. Just working on the muscles at this point will not free up the nerves and joints but rather adjusting the dog and doing specific exercises will correct the problem.



One other important point to mention is the fact that 90 percent of all input to the nervous system comes from muscle activity. A situation in which a subluxation is present will alter this input. These same nerves connect with nerves that control organ function, so it is very plausible that a subluxation can cause other health issues beyond just movement.



Let’s now examine some common Schutzhund Activity that can be affected by subluxation:



TRACKING:

When your dog needs to move and corner a subluxation within the neck can cause decreased movement of the shoulder. The pelvis and sacroiliac control rear leg activity so a subluxation within the sacroiliac will decrease hind leg extension and flexion resulting in difficulty in movement. If a subluxation is within the cervical or thoracic spine your dog will have difficulty keeping the nose down.



OBEDIANCE:

Heeling, picking up various weights, jumps and moving in a straight line will be affected when there are subluxations within the cervical spine [causing diminished ability to flex the head down and hold a weight in the mouth]. Subluxations within the lower back and pelvis will hinder jumping as well as cause your dog to have not moved in a straight line.



PROTECTION:

The attack phase will put a huge compression force into the entire spine causing possible disc injury, joint locking and muscle strain. A subluxation can cause shearing stress on the discs leading to eventual disc bulge and or herniation. It should also be noted that a large force on the TMJ [jaw joint] will affect cervical [neck] movement along with the shoulder.



Remember if your human chiropractor is not certified in animal chiropractic by the AVCA or IVCA then please do not allow them to adjust your dog. Methods of adjusting a dog are divided into two area one being by hand and the other is the activator. Hand adjusting allows the doctor to feel the adjustment better. Activator adjustments impart a force into the spine and movement hours later will hopefully allow the body to unlock the subluxated joint.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back pain in dogs - Shutzhund - chiropractor for dogs south of boston

Shutzhund can create compression on facet joints of the spine causing nerve irritation as well as disc problems. Chiropractic checkups on your dog are paramount to prevent the early onset of spinal stenosis as a result of this compression. Chiropractic adjustments  will help in joint function and prevent the nerve pinching.

Jumping and extension of the spine is stressful so it pays to have routine chiropractic checkups.

Call Dr Bruce Indek DC AVCA at 781-337-1180 and or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back Problems and Back Pain in Dogs - Disc Problems in Dogs - Dog Chiropractor south of Boston

Some Vets will tell the owner of a dog with back pain that the dog has a disc problem. Well to specify that situation an MRI needs to be done which is the only test that can assure the owner of a disc problem. This test is very expensive. Very commonly the dog will have subluxation [ bones irritating nerves due to improper movement ]. A Disc problem may exist but is not usually the most common cause.

Having a skilled board certified animal chiropractor evaluate your dog is the best option after a proper vet evaluation minus the MRI. If the chiropractor also feels it may be a disc problem they will suggest an MRI as well, but if the dog is older then chiropractic adjustments along with PT will many times help this dog. The dog will have to be put under for an MRI and this in of itself can kill the dog if he is older.

A trial course of chiropractic is your best option. The adjustments take into account the potential for disc problems so that if it exists no aggravation will occur. Most Vets have no training in chiropractic so they think that the chiropractor will twist the spine and injure the dog, this is simply not true. I have been in practice for 30 years and have adjusted dogs with disc problems as well as people and  have extensive education in chiropractic care.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

weymouth chiropractor columbian square

Dr Bruce Indek is a Board Certified Sports Injuries Chiropractor and has been the director of chiropractic for the boston marathon since 1984. He sees all patients the same day and the patient spectrum is not just the athlete. Practice is located at 33 union st weymouth.


Please call him at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com. Dr Bruce would love to personally discuss your case with you.

Web page is Indekchiropractic.com

Dog Chiropractor / Chiropractor for Dogs south of boston and boston

Dr Bruce Indek is a Board Certified Animal Chiropractor and is a professor at Options for Animals Chiropractic College. His practice is covering all of eastern mass. All his visits are house and barn calls.
Dr. Bruce's 30 years of experience sets him apart from other animal chiropractors.

Please call him w any questions at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thunder anxiety/ nervous dogs - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston and dog chiropractor for boston

The story is - we had some rumbles of thunder a few nights ago and Callie did hear them but when we checked her she was lying peacefully on her bed - not digging her bed or the floor, not trembling - she was very calm and there were quite a few rumbles.  I have a comfort shirt for her but never had to use it.  I was wondering if the adjustments had anything to do with it?  Have you heard of this before??

Mary and the golden girls - Callie and Shayla


Yes, when chiropractic adjustments are applied to ur dog it settles the nervous system, Awesome!!!!

My practice involves house calls for all dogs to make ur life and ur dogs life easier.
Dr Bruce

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

agility dog with back pain / Chiropractor for dogs south shore boston

Agility Dogs are athletes. As an athlete they can have subluxations and sprained muscles. Many times an owner brings the dog to the vet and the first response is pain meds, xray and or mri. This approach is like using a shot gun to kill a mosquito.

If the dog is evaluated by a board certified animal chiropractor a common cause for this issue is as mentioned above... subluxation and muscle strain. A course of adjustments and some rehab exercises often gets the dog back.

Your vet will not typically advise you on chiropractic since they have no training on this form of care.

I make house calls for dogs and would be happy to evaluate your dog, call me at 781-337-1180 to discuss your dogs problem.

Many of the agility dogs i see are adjusted on a routine to keep them healthy and better equipped to manage the course and not get injured.

Chiropractor Weymouth mass/ chiropractor columbian square weymouth mass

Many people ask what is chiropractic good for and the answer is nothing and everthing. Wow what does that mean......Chiropractic was founded on the premise that if a vertebrae is subluxated [ not moving correctly and irritating nerves ] then an adjustment will improve the motion and nerve irritation. This alone has and impact on the entire body. Since nerves control everything. So if you have any ailment the body will deal with that ailment more effectively when the nervous system is at its optimum. People who have various issues as well as animals will see these issues improve since their body is fixing itself more effectively.




This is why chiropractic adjustments are so great to have even if you feel great. It is like improving your diet or exercising way before you have a weight problem or are totally out of shape
Many people ask what is chiropractic good for and the answer is nothing and everthing. Wow what does that mean......Chiropractic was founded on the premise that if a vertebrae is subluxated [ not moving correctly and irritating nerves ] then an adjustment will improve the motion and nerve irritation. This alone has and impact on the entire body. Since nerves control everything. So if you have any ailment the body will deal with that ailment more effectively when the nervous system is at its optimum. People who have various issues as well as animals will see these issues improve since their body is fixing itself more effectively.




This is why chiropractic adjustments are so great to have even if you feel great. It is like improving your diet or exercising way before you have a weight problem or are totally out of shape

Monday, October 22, 2012

Back pain in a horse - chiropractor for horses mass and north shore/ south shore mass

3 muscles are responsible for horses having the potential of experiencing back pain. They are the longus/colli ( muscle under neck), iliopsoas ( lumbar spine to hip) and the rectus abdominus ( belly muscle).  When these 3 muscles are working correctly they will enable your horse to collect and round up. The top line muscle needs to be relaxed.

All of these muscles are powered by the nerves from the spine , when a subluxation exists ( bone of the spine not moving correctly) then these muscles weaken and the top line gets tight thus creating a hollow back and an inability to collect up / move forward. This will even affect the front limbs from extending forward. All the exercises in the world will not improve the weakened muscles until you have the horse's spine adjusted. Exercises then will improve the movement.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

muscle strain in dogs - dog chiropractor mass and south shore boston

Multi joint muscles are the most common groups to strain. When a dog is doing sudden bursts such as in agility there is a greater chance for injury. Eccentric contractions are more prone such as demonstrated when a agility dog comes off the teeter or dog walk. Gait analysis, muscle palpation, are key to the diagnosis. The musculotendinous as well as the teno-osseous regions are most susceptible.
Cross fiber palpation over the entire muscle and especially the aforementioned areas will show tenderness if injured. A painful response to specific stretches that attempt to isolate a muscle will also help.
Your animal chiropractor is well equipped to handle this issue.

Dog muscle strains and injury - chiropractor for dogs mass

Muscle strains are very common in dogs, especially performance dogs. The extreme bursts of energy such as in agility can cause this. Eccentric contraction such as going down an incline ie. off dog walk, or teeter in agility. Muscles that cross two joints are more susceptible such as some of the hip muscles.

Chiropractors that are board certified in animal chiropractic are very keen to these issues and can usually palpate the injury effectively. Rehab, stretches, and adjustments will speed recovery.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Back Pain and Sciatica - Weymouth Chiropractor Dr Indek

Many times people will have back pain with sciatica and sometimes just sciatica with no back pain. There are many causes. Disc problems, spinal subluxations, and piriformis issues.

The piriformis is a muscle in the pelvis that supports the sacrum, sacroiliac joint and hip. The sciatic nerve passes through this muscle. If Sciatica exists without back pain then the sacroiliac joint may be stuck in movement and the piriformis muscle is tight pressing on the sciatic nerve. Symptoms such as leg pain, inability to walk, and climbing stairs are but a few.

Chiropractic adjustments to the sacroiliac joint and muscle work to the piriformis will solve the problem.

Please call Dr Indek at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropracti@gmail.com with any questions or to make an appt.

Back Pain and Bladder problems in Dogs - Dog Chiropractor South Shore Mass and Boston Area

Many times your dog will experience bladder and or intestinal issues that your Vet cannot find  a reason for.

The nerves of the low back control the bladder and intestines. When a spinal bone gets stuck in motion it will cause a short circuit to these nerves resulting in a possible over active bladder or intestines. Many times chiropractic adjustments along with moist heat to the affected area will help this problem.

Recently I had a pug with the intestinal issue and their Vet could not determine a cause, they had me come out to the house and after a few visits she was doing better.

Vets do not diagnose spinal movement problems and thus they cannot recognize when this problem occurs.

Please call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com
I make house calls to the south shore and greater boston area.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Horse stamps one foot and horse has balance problems - chiropractor for horse mass

Many times a horse will stamp their foot or have difficulty balancing when u lift a leg. The cause could be a subluxation in the lower cervical region ( neck). This will cause a weakness in the legs and hence the horse will not be able to balance himself during a hoof pick or farrier visit.

This is very correctable w chiropractic adjustments and some exercises.

Any questions please contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

paralysis in cats- chiropractor for cats south shore and cape cod - chiropractor for cats mass

Saddle Thrombosis in Cats - Chiropractic Can help:




As many of you know, saddle thrombosis can occur to cats and commonly causes hind limb paralysis. Recently I had an owner call me whose cat had been diagnosed with saddle thrombosis. Her cat had a right hind limb paralysis. Bob was the cat's name and he was wearing a rubber shoe to protect his paw since it knuckled under. The incident occured 3 weeks prior to my first visit.



I started adjusting Bob and did some myofascial work on his psoas, quad and other hip flexors and extensors. I gave the owner some exercises such as leg traction and repeated passive flexion and extension of the leg.

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Each visit Bob was improving. Over the course of 3 months Bob now has full use of his leg and is weight bearing. There is a slignt limp to the left.



Stimulating those muscle spindle cells and doing proprioception work will give them a fighting chance.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sciatica back and leg pain - chiropractor south shore boston weymouth mass

Sciatica is caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is about the size of your thumb and is formed by 5 nerves from the low back, runs through the buttock muscles and down the legs to the toes.
You have a sciatic nerve for the left leg and right leg.

Causes of sciatic pain can be most commonly subluxation in the spine ( spinal bones that get stuck in motion), disc problems, stenosis and arthritis.

Chiropractic can help all of these causes by adjusting the spine to free up the sciatic nerve along with specific exercises.  Your MD will not know how to do this and therefore will only treat your symptoms with pain killers, anti-inflam meds and muscle relaxers.  I have lectured to many medical groups and I can tell you that they have had no education when it comes to spinal biomechanics so do not rely on them to treat your sciatica just like you would not rely on a chiropractor to treat organ diseases which your MD is skilled at.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Neck Pain in Dogs - Chiropractor for Dogs south shore boston weymouth

Neck pain in your dog can be seen when they decrease or cease to eat or drink. Licking of one or both paws, as well as decreased activity.

Causes can be subluxation, disc issues or just a pulled muscle. Hard play jumping from a height like out of a car or off bed.

Chiropractic adjustments along with some muscle work will often correct the problem fairly quickly depending on the cause and duration.

Call me with questions at 781-337-1180 or email Dr Bruce at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chiropractor fo dogs south shore boston weymouth mass

Acorns are toxic. They contain gallotannins which can give your dog diaherrea and other issues. Call your vet if this is occurring and follow their instructions. They will probably have u withhold food for 24 hours and start back slowly w boiled chicken and rice.

Call me w questions Dr Bruce 781-337-1180

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Treatment for dogs with back pain- dog chiropractor boston and south shore


Dogs exhibit back pain by decreased jumping, less to no feeding, roached back (rounded up),and sometimes paw licking.  Paw licking may occur since the nerves of the back go to all 4 paws and if there is a pinched nerve your dog may lick the involved paw to help the neuralgia ( numbness ).

Having subluxation ( bones of the spine that are stuck and irritating nerves ) will commonly cause back pain. A subluxation will occur from age, jumping, athletics such as agility, arthritis, cruciate ligament injury, and of course disc problems. There are many more causes but these are the common ones.

What should you do?  First make sure your vet has cleared your dog of any diseases. Call an animal chiropractor to have your dog adjusted to correct the subluxations. I have been in practice for 30 years and I teach at Options for Animal Chiropractic College and I can tell you that most vets are not educated in spinal biomechanics or subluxation diagnosis, so they will typically not recommend a chiropractor.

You can find a board certified chiropractor on the American Vet Chiropractic  Assoc web site. I am accepting new patients so please call me at 781-337-1180 or email Dr Bruce at indekchiropractic@gmail.com. All my visits are at your home which adds an element of comfort for your dog.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Hip pain in dogs especially after trauma- chiropractor for dogs south shore boston

Dogs can have hip pain after an accident or even as just a part of ageing. Left untreated this issue can cause arthritis. Your vet will usually give anti inflam meds and pain killers,with no follow up rehab. Most vets are not trained in rehab and chiropractic, so it is never mentioned.

There are a number of exercises and chiropractic adjustments available to improve recovery and minimize the arthritis. Arhritic dogs can be helped as well but it takes longer.

Remember that the hip will affect the knee and cruciate ligaments as well as the neck and shoulders due to weight transfer to the front end.

Please call me at781-337-1180 or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com w questions

Thursday, September 27, 2012

back pain dogs - diaherrea dogs- dog chiropractor south shore boston weymouth mass

If your dog is experiencing diaherrea they will also have back pain. The repeated process of flexing the spine during bouts of diaherrea will subluxate the vertebrae and cause back spasms. The nerves that control the intestines also originate in the back [partic. low back] and these nerves will be irritated as well.

Chiropractic adjustments often help alleviate the diaherrea along with diet changes as well as ease the back pain. When the spine is adjusted those same nerves have less stress on them and will not misfire causing overstimulation to the intestines.

Some simple common causes of diaherrea in the fall are egg corns. Dogs who like to munch on egg corns will have intestinal upset. The egg corn has two toxic acids within them, one is gallic acid and the other is tannic acid.

Call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com and on the web we are Indekchiropractic.com

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cruciate ligament tears and TPLO surgery dog chiropractor south shore boston

If the cruciate ligament tears in ur dog this will create hip and back problems due to compensation. Please call dr bruce w questions 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Back pain in dogs lamness - chiropractor for dogs south of boston south shore

Your dog will demonstrate back pain in various ways. Commonly they will "roach" the back. This means the back will arch upward and round. In so doing they are taking the loading stress off the spine. Your dog will also drop the head and dec eating and drinking.

Chiropractic evaluates the biomechanics of the spine to determine if the cause is a subluxation ( loss of movement w nerve irritation). this is the most common reason and typically goes un treated since your vet is not trained in spinal biomechanics.

Having your dog evaluated by a board certified animal chiropractor is your best approach.

Call dr bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weymouth mass chiropractor offers massage and exercises rehab as part of the practice/ back pain weymouth mass chiropractor

Dr Bruce Indek is joined by Amy Hayes lic massage therapist offering deep tissue sports massage as well as energy work. Dr Bruce sees Amy as an asset to the practice since patients can have both therapies at the same appointment in his new office in Columbian square Weymouth.

Call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com for an appt. our website is indekchiropractic.com

Slipped disc in dogs/bulging disc in dogs - chiropractor for dogs south shore boston

Disc problems occur in dogs as they do in people. The disc is like a jelly donut, the jelly represents the nucleus gel and the dough represents the rings of cartiledge. Sometimes ur dor may twist or jump and tear the cartiledge thus causing the gel to ooze putting pressure on nerves to the legs and organs such as the bladder or intestines if the issue is low back. When the disc is in the neck it affects eating, drinking and front legs.

Chiropractic adjustments can help the gel gravitate back into the disc as well as improve movement of the spine which will help with recovery and prevent a re-occurance. I also give the owners rehab exercises to do to strengthen their dogs core.

Please call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com w questions. My name is Dr Bruce Indek and i want to help your dog. I make house calls so u do not have to transport ur dog.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Weymouth mass chiropractor Dr Indek

Dr Indek sees patients Monday thru Thursday 10 to 12 and 3 to 6:30pm. He has been adjusting residents on the south shore since 1984. The office is wellness based including a massage therapist Amy Hayes. Eileen the front desk receptionist has been with Dr Indek since 1987.

Please call us at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com. Our web site is indekchiropractic.com

Chiropractor for dogs south shore and cape cod Dr Bruce Indek

This is the college Dr Bruce teaches at: Options for Animals Chiropractic College

Chiropractor for dogs-dog chiropractor south of boston and cape cod

Dr Bruce has been adjusting dogs south of boston and cape cod since 2007. He is board certified by the american vet chiropractic assoc and is a visiting professor at Options for Animals Chiropractic College.

If you have a performance dog or a home pet Dr Bruce will come toyour house to treat your dog. the cape cod kennel club and K9 Country in Amherst NH use his services extensively. Dr Bruce has helped dogs with disc problems, lameness, neck issues and even dogs with cancer, not to mention improved performance.

Please call his office at781-337-1180 or email him at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

Neck Pain in Dogs - Chiropractor for Dogs South Shore Boston - Weymouth MA

Often dogs can injure their neck when jumping down from a height such as a car or bed. The force exerted downward into the neck and upper back can cause spinal joints to jam and muscles to tighten up. Your dog may not eat well due to pain lifting the neck and may have some lameness. Your vet will prescribe pain killers but if in fact there are "jammed" spinal joints called subluxations then your dog needs an animal chiropractor.

The meds for pain will help your dog to eat but will not fix the problem. Please give me a call {Dr Bruce} at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

chiropractor for horses north shore boston - Horse has trouble taking lead

If your horse has a difficulty taking right or left lead the problem may be in the shoulder, neck, knee or even hoof. Many times the shoulder and neck are not considered. Subluxations within the lower cervical spine can cause tightness in the shoulder muscle not allowing your horse to fully extend into the lead. In conjunction with this the accessory bone in the knee may be locked up as well.

Chiropractic adjustments to the lower cervical and knee region along with the shoulder joint have greatly improved this problem.

Call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Low back pain chiropractor south shore Boston- chiropractor weymouth mass

Dr Bruce Indek has been treating patients on the south shore for 30 years, as well as the chiropractic director for the Boston marathon since  1984.

All patients are seen the same day and all insurance is accepted. Dr  Bruce Indek also has affordable payment plans if no insurance is available. Dr Bruce will also give you home exercises
to do to improve your core so that the pain does not return. Having a board certification in sports injuries allows him to offer a more thorough approach to your pain.

Call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic.com. Our website is indekchiropractic.com

German shepard back pain-roaches back- dog chiropractor south shore Boston- weymouth mass

German shepards are predisposed to low back issues such as pinched nerves and disc problems. More of the American bred ones are redisposed due to conformation bred .  The common conformation of slopped back puts mechanical stress on the hocks and lumbar spine. Low back and pelvic problems can lead to lameness, bunny hopping, urinary and intestinal problems since these are the nerves that affect the legs and organ function.

Chiropractic adjustments have dramatically helped these dogs once your vet has cleared them of any disease.

Call Dr Bruce w any questions at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chiropractor for dogs south shore of Boston- back pain dogs - chiropractor

Back pain is a symptom not a problem. Everyone is focused on fixing back pain when the real care should be focused on the cause of the pain. Think of it this way, if the pain and symptom disappears the cause may not. The medical model of care is to treat the symptom w pain killers and anti-inflam meds, and that is all. This is like spraying water on the smoke alarm and not the fire.

The spine and it"s mechanics are complex and I can tell you as I teach vets about
chiropractic they know very little about it"s function.there is just no time in vet school to learn this.

Seeking out a board cert animal chiropractor is your best step.

I rec exercise therapy that u can do at home as well

How often your dog should be adjusted dep on the issue. The next question is once ur dog is doing better how will it stay that way. The answer is w wellness chiro visits and exercise. Typically once per month for wellness seems to work best. Each time I eval ur dog and make adjustments where needed to keep them "tuned up"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chiropractor for dogs, cats and horses - north shore, south shore and west of boston

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice since 1982 and is board certified in animal chiropractic
By the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc and is an instructor at Options for Animals Chiropractic College.

Dr Bruce does house calls for dogs and cats as well as barn calls for horses throughout New England.

Be sure the chiropractor that is working with your animal is board certified.  Many chiropractors will adjust patients pets with no training and this can be dangerous to that pet.

Learn more about animal chiropractic by going to Options for Animals Chiropractic College website.

Head tossing on your horse horse chiropractor north shore boston

Horses are rear driven, the center of gravity in your horse is behind the shoulder. In order for a horse to move forward he must be able to flex the pelvis and bring his hind legs under him thus moving the center of gravity rearward.  If your horse has subluxations in the pelvis or lumbar ( low back) then there will be restrictions to flexion in the hind end.

To accomplish the transfer of weight ( center of gravity ) to the hind end your horse will have to toss the head up and back to move the center of gravity instead of flexing the pelvis. Having an equine chiropractor evaluate your horse and adjust these subluxations will help eliminat head tossing.
Exercises specific to your horse will also help.

Contact Dr Bruce Indek at indekchiropractic@gmail.com or 781-337-1180 with any questions.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weymouth Ma Chiropractor - Back Pain

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice for 30 years as well as a board certified sports injuries Chiropractor. His practice is in Columbian Sq, South Weymouth.
Dr Bruce will evaluate your spine using a state of the art computer system which will measure nerve function thus making his diagnosis much more objective. The treatment will be chiropractic adjustments as well as exercises to improve your core strength and help you from having this re-occur.

Give him a call at 781-337-1180 or email him at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Back Pain in Dogs - Dog Chiropractor South Shore of Boston/ weymouth ma

Pain can be caused by many factors. The nerves that sense pain enter the spinal cord and synapse [communicate] with 5 levels above and 5 levels below at the level of the spinal cord. This means that pain can be transmitted to many different areas of the body even though they are not the source of the pain. A Chiropractor is the only Doctor trained in functional neuroanatomy and if the cause of the pain needs to be treated then contact a certified animal chiropractor [american vet chiropractic assoc - AVCA]. Once your vet has determined the cause is not due to a disease process contact the animal chiropractor.

Call me with any questions: Dr Bruce 781-337-1180 or email  me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Urinary and bladder problems in dogs -dog chiropractor south of Boston

Many dogs suffer from urinary issues. I always advise the owner to have a vet check up first to rule out disease. If no disease exists then commonly there is an issue with the lumbar and sacral nerves.  Having a spinal bone irritate these nerves may cause the bladder to mal function. Chiropractic adjustments along w diet and sometimes acupuncture has helped.

Often your vet will give you a med that will stimulate the sympathetic nerves which in turn tighten the bladder muscles but it makes more sense to improve the power supply to these nerves naturally, with  chiropractic adjustments. Most meds do not work forever and do not fix the cause of the problem.

Email me w questions indekchirpractic@g,

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stiffness in a dog or horse - chiropractor for dogs and horses

Many times an owner will call w a complaint of stiffness in their animal. The most common area at fault is the lower cervical region. Subluxations often occur at c7 which will decrease lateral flexion and create tightness in the shoulder. This shoulder tightness will in turn cause a locking in the shoulder w decreased extension.

You will notice a dog not jumping as well or a horse being hesitant to turn.

The remedy is chiropractic adjustments to this area and some rehab exercises.

Please contact Dr Bruce at indekchiropractic@gmail.com or call 78-337-1180 w any questions

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hip problems in dogs - chiropractor for dogs mass

Many times the psoas muscle and sacroiliac joint is involved. A loss of movement occurs and hip pain occurs. Chiropractic can improve sacroiliac motion along with myofascial work.

Contact me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com
Dr Bruce

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weymouth Mass Chiropractor - Bruce Indek DC

Having chiropractic adjustment will enhance your immune system. How you say, well if the body is acidic the immune system is stronger, such as when you take Ascorbic Acid aka Vit C. When nerves fire off in the body then produce an acid environment in the body. If the spinal bones [region of the body where ALL nerves start out] are stuck and not moving correctly, then spinal nerves will not fire as well. This causes a loss of the acid environment and thus weaken the immune system.

This entire concept alone explains why going to the chiropractor even when you feel well is so important. Vit C alone is not enough and neither is just getting adjusted. You have to do it all in order to max your health potential.

Call Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any questions.

Infections in dogs and horses - Chiropractor for dogs and horses in mass

Ok so this is a different way of looking at your health and that of your animals. We all have seen the reoccurance of colds and other infections despite our good intentions.  The body needs to be acidic in order to aid in immune function. When the body is less acidic the immune system is weakened.

Nerves have the ability to keep the body acidic via firing off in a normal manner and releasing ions that will aid in this acidity. If nerves do not fire correctly such as when the spine is subluxated [ spinal bones that are stuck in movement and irritating nerves thus changing the firing rate of nerves], the acidity will decrease in the body and thus weaken the immune system. Obviously a weak immune system will allow for infection.

Keeping the spine un-subluxated by chiropractic adjustments will strengthen the immune system. This is a concept that needs to be kept in mind and is just another reason why wellness chiropractic care [care that occurs when there are no symptoms or injury] is so important.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Exercises for dogs with back problems - Dog Chiropractor MA

Exercises for by walking through a ladder controlled with leash and treats for 3 to 5 reps 3 times per week will help improve hind end and front end weakness.
Using an exercise ball under the instruction of your animal chiropractor will also be of benefit.

Contact me at 781- 337-1180 or Indekchiropractic@gmail.com Ask for Dr Bruce

Dog Back Pain - Dog chiropractor Mass and southern Mass South Shore

Back pain in a dog can often be resolved by chiropractic care. A certified animal chiropractor from the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc will evaluate your dog for subluxation [ a spinal bone that is not moving correctly and irritating nerves to the back and legs].

Adjusting the dog along with specific rehab exercises that I give the dog will greatly improve the dogs function and remove pain.

Doing exercises without chiropractic care may cause increased problems. Likewise just doing chiropractic without exercise therapy is only half the answer.

-Please contact me with any questions Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chiropractor Weymouth Mass

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice since 1984 on the south shore of Boston. His experience ranges from chiropractic director for the boston marathon since 1984 to present, Ironman Hawaii Chiropractor, Team USA Triathlon Chiropractor, Broadway Show Phantom of the Opera, Instructor for Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Wellsville Kansas.

Dr Bruce's office is not your typical chiropractic office, it is very relaxing and family oriented. When you arrive at his door you will immediately feel like you are in a wellness environment.

The office is at 33 Union St Suite 210 in Columbian Sq. South Weymouth with lots of free parking.
Call him at 781-337-1180 or email at indekchiropractic@gmail.com.

Horse Lameness and Horse Balance - Equine Chiropractor Mass and New England


Your  Balance Point
You and your horse need to be in balance to prevent injury and improve your riding. Well we all know this but does this really occur and how often?
The center of balance for your horse is just behind his elbow in the chest area and your center is at the naval. When your posture and core are strong you will usually sit straight up. In these days of computers the typical posture is hunched forward with head jutting forward. Your upper back and neck will often strain and subluxate the vertebrae causing muscle imbalance.  The forward posture can be improved by sitting on a ball at the desk while you work or even using a posture specific chair. Exercises using a balance ball between your back and the wall while doing wall sitting will improve your core as well. It is important to have your chiropractor check you periodically to be sure your spine is functioning well, long before there is pain.
Your horse likewise should have regular chiropractic checkups to ensure good spinal movement. Remember it is very common for a rider to cause equine imbalance that becomes a separate issue for the horse as well. Core and proprioception exercises such as the ones featured in the book “Activate your Horses Core” are great to incorporate.
Recently I had a rider who consistently did not turn her shoulder correctly while riding and this in turn caused stiffness in her horse. I corrected her spine and gave her exercises to do which greatly enhanced her horses movement.
Sometimes it is the simple things that matter.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

back pain in dogs- dog not eating or drinking - Chiropractor for dogs mass

Recently I received a call from a worried owner. Her lab/rotty mix was not eating or drinking. He paced and the vet could not find any cause. Pain meds did not help.

The dog had recently had difficulty getting up on the hind end and now his neck and shoulder were in pain.
I determined this dog had a disc problem and subluxations in the lumbar spine along with arthritis. I adjusted him and did some myofascial work as well as acupressure.

After 30 min he actually lifted his head, drank some water and ate some food for the first time in days. 24 hours later I treated him again and he was trotting and moving normally as well as eating and drinking.

This dog was slatted to be put down and thanks to animal chiropractic we saved him.

Call Dr Bruce Indek at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any questions.
Thanks

Monday, June 25, 2012

Neck Pain and Upper Back Pain - Chiropractor Weymouth mass

When you have neck or back problems, your posture changes and the above picture occurs. The weight is the weight your body perceives that your head weighs as your posture moves forward. Getting adjusted by a chiropractor can avoid this and prevent the hump women complain about as well as avoid arthritis of the spine.

Contact Dr Bruce Indek 781-337-1180 or email Indekchiropractic@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Massage Therapy in South Weymouth at Indek Chiropractic

Amy Hayes LMT offers massage therapy, hot stone, sports massage, deep tissue and relaxation therapy at Indek Chiropractic  33 Union St Weymouth mass.

Dr Indek highly recommends her. You do not have to be a patient of Dr Indek's to see Amy

Please call 781-337-1180 to schedule an Appt.

Dr Indek and Amy are currently accepting new people.

Lameness in Dogs Chiropractor for Dogs in Mass.

Often Lameness may not be a Vet issue. If your dog is Lame first bring him to your Vet and if he or she has a disc problem, arthritis, non surg. knee or other joint issues as well as non descript causes and your Vet offers you pain killers, muscle relaxers, and crate rest, Please call me. Often Chiropractic Care for these dogs will fix the cause and improve the quality of life of your dog without drugs. I recommend Acupuncture in some instances as well - Kingston Animal Hospital.

I make house calls at reasonable rates throughout New England. I also teach at the Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Wellsville Kansas.

My phone is 781-337-1180 and email is Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Agility dogs and neck/back pain Dog Chiropractor MA

Many agility dogs develop neck and back pain as a result of subluxations within the cervical and thoracic spine.
Dogs carry 60 percent of their weight on the front legs, add to this stress the act of an A Frame and jumps and the stress increases.

The shoulder, upper back and neck take on the stress and if there exists a subluxation [ locked up joint irritating a nerve} then performance drops such as knocking down poles and lameness.

contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekhiropractic@gmail.com with any questions.
If you have an agility dog you need to have routine chiropractic evaluations.

Monday, May 14, 2012

South Weymouth Mass Chiropractor

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice for 30 years as a chiropractor and his practice is located in Columbian Sq Weymouth MA across from the Union Chowder Rest. in the 3 story office building. He is accepting New Patients so just call at 781-337-1180 or email him at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Sore or Cold Back Horse - Chiropractor for Horses Mass

Sore or Common Name Cold Back horse is a common finding. It can be caused by rider in-balance, poor saddle fit, Vertebral Subluxation Complex, and even tight muscles that are strained. All of the above is possible as well.

As an Equine Chiropractor I will spend the time to look at all of these issues and advise on correction. I use only my hands to adjust your horse and even you the rider. I will do myofascial work with the horse and rider to maximize the results. Horses from Grand Prix Dressage to the back yard horse can be helped.

Just call or email me at 781- 337-1180 or indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chiropractor and Massage Therapist Weymouth MA

Dr Bruce Indek of Indek Chiropractic now offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki in his new office by Amy Hayes LMT. Amy has extensive training in all these therapies.

Dr Bruce's patients can now have a treatment by Amy as well as their adjustment all at the same time in his office at 33 Union St, Suite 210 Weymouth mass.

Call for an appointment at 781-337-1180 to schedule massage and or adjustment. You can email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chiropractor and Massage Therapy south weymouth mass

Dr Bruce Indek has added Amy Hayes LMT [massage therapist] to his practice at 33 union st weymouth [columbian sq]. Amy has extensive experience in deep tissue as well as hot stone and relaxation.

You do not have to be a patient of Dr Bruce to see Amy. All appts are booked by calling Indek Chiropractic at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dragging Toe in Horse with gait change - Chiropractor for horses mass

TOE OUT OR TOE IN




Many times an owner will tell me that their horse’s front leg is toeing out or in. To start with you must remember that a horse carries more weight on their front legs and this issue can really hurt your horse.

The first issue that needs to be checked is shoeing if indeed your horse is shod of course. There may me an imbalance caused by the shoes. If your horse is barefoot then when was the last time your trimmer came out to check and trim your horse’s feet? Remember any hoof imbalance can cause a toe to rotate. One easy way for you to tell is by looking at the coronet. Is this line parallel to the ground or is it angled? I had one horse recently that had a rear leg rotation on every step he took; it turned out to be a shoeing issue. This poor horse was getting sore hocks and hips and everyone wanted to inject the hocks. Sometimes you need to look a little deeper into the reason why the biomechanics [how your horse moves] is at fault and not just treat the symptoms.

If the feet check out fine then there may be a fetlock, knee or shoulder issue [we are of course talking front legs] not to forget there may even be a neck or wither problem. When the animal chiropractor checks out your horse they look at all these joints to come up with a cause and thus adjust the main joint that is at fault.

The fetlock on a horse is anatomically similar to your knuckle and the knee is similar to your wrist. These joints can lock up and small movements may be hindered and the horse will toe in or toe out to compensate.

The shoulder is similar to your shoulder except for the fact that there is no clavicle [collar bone]. The shoulder is comprised of a humerus and scapula [shoulder blade]. There are no boney attachments to the shoulder so the entire joint is suspended in muscle; this fact makes it possible for the horse to have much more mobility than we do. This mobility combined with the increased weight placement on the front legs make it more likely

account and give your horse the best opportunity to improve.

that a fixation [stuck joint] may occur in the shoulder. Shoulder fixations can lead to diminished front leg extension and toe rotation. The picture in the article depicts me adjusting a fixed shoulder joint.

To add to this entire scenario there may even be a hind end problem in the low back or pelvis [sacroiliac joint] which can cause compensation on the front end.

A full chiropractic evaluation will take all of these topics into

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weymouth Chiropractor

Dr Bruce Indek has relocated his office to Columbian SQ. I have been in practice for 28 yrs and have helped people with headaches, disc problems, stenosis, sciatica, arthritis to just name a few.
Recently Amy Hayes LMT has joined me at the office and now our patients can enjoy massage therapy along with their adjustments.

Call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Vet Care and Animal Chiropractic Care

Animal Chiropractic is not a substitute for Vet Medical Care. If you have an animal with a problem it is always wise to have them checked by the Vet prior to seeking Chiropractic. Chiropractic for animals is integrative with Vet Care. Your animal can greatly benefit from a combination of both.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back Pain in Dogs and Horses - Chiropractor for dogs and horses South Shore Boston

Many times any owner can run their fingers on either side of the animal's spine along the muscles and see a twitch or feel tightness in one area more than another. This finding is due to the fact that their are nerves that come from the vertebrae under that part of the muscle that supplies the power supply to that region.

If you find this there may be a subluxation [ bone that is stuck in movement and irritating spinal nerves ]. A Chiropractor can evaluate the area and determine if indeed there is a subluxation and adjust it long before performance and movement is effected.

When the subluxation persists and goes uncorrected eventually there will be abnormal stress on the disc in the area and eventually there may be a disc problem.

Subluxations can often be subclinical meaning no symptoms, this is why a program of wellness checkups for your dog or horse by the chiropractor is so important.

Any questions call or email Dr Bruce at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com or call at 781-337-1180.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dog Lameness in front legs Chiropractor for Dogs South of Boston

Today I evaluated a Pug with alternating front leg lameness. The Vet checked him for lyme, hypothyroid and other illnesses with no result.
This poor pug had long claws with toe deviation as a result. I advised the owner to get them clipped and do specific stretches for the dog. I also needed to adjust his neck and upper back as well as do some myofascial work on the shoulders since these areas were strained by the abnormal claw length and thus imbalance in the front legs.

If you can hear the claws on a bear floor then they are too long.

Call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any questions.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Weymouth Chiropractor and Massage Therapy

Dr Bruce Indek has relocated his office to South Weymouth MA at 33 Union St . Dr Bruce has added Massage therapy to his practice with Amy Hayes LMT. Amy likewise has many years of experience in sports massage, myofascial, hot stone, and Reiki. Please call the Office at 781-337-1180 or email at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com to make an appt for massage and or chiropractic.

Running Injuries, hip pain, back pain - Chiropractor for runners weymouth mass

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/volunteering/meet-the-volunteers.aspx
Article about Dr Bruce Indek of South Weymouth Indek Chiropractic and the Boston Marathon.
Please call me at 781-337-1180 with any questions or email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hock Pain in your Horse - Atlernative Treatment - Chiropractor for Horses

The hock is often injected for pain and inflammation but rarely addressed as to why the hock is problematic. Sure they will tell you it is arthritic or stressed but WHY?
Is it the shoes, Is it a low back and pelvic movement problem giving rise to repetitive wear and tear on the hock, Is it a lower cervical [neck problem] causing compensation in the hock? These are all biomechanical problems that your standard Equine Vet will not address. It is not about the pain but the cause of the pain. Board Certified Animal Chiropractors will address the biomechanics and thus fix the problem.
Call me at 781-337-1180 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with questions. I also write for Centered Riding "Stall Calls with Dr Bruce"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Back Pain - Weymouth Chiropractor

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice for 28 years in Quincy Mass. He is moving his practice on April 2, 2012 to Weymouth Mass in Columbian SQ. across the street from the Union Chowder House Rest. at 33 Union St. Suite 210. In addition to chiropractic, Dr Bruce will be joined by Amy Hayes lic massage therapist. Dr. Bruce has also been the Chiropractic Director for the Boston Marathon for 28 years and Team chiropractor for USA Triathlon Team and Ironman Hawaii.

Please call him at 781-337-1180 or email him at indekchiropractic@gmail.com to make an appt.

Arthritis Pain Dogs - Chiropractor for Dogs Mass.

Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint. Initially there is no pain but as time goes on your dog will have difficulty standing and walking. The Vet will give them anti pain and anti - inflammatory drugs and possibly a supplement but this will not address the cause of the problem. Arthritis will cause decay of the joint and loss of motion. Joints above and below will also start to get "stuck " in motion and irritate nerves. Chiropractic will improve joint movement and remove nerve irritation and thus pain.
Animal Chiropractic has been helping restore animals to improved health for over 100 years. Many of my owners tell me the Vet is always amazed at how supple the spine of my patients are even though they are older.

Please call me at 781-801-2831 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any Questions.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Disc problems in dogs and cats along with lameness - Animal chiropractor for dogs and cats South Shore Boston and Mass

Many dogs and cats experience disc problems. Surgery can be costly and medication will treat the pain but not the problem. If the problem is not fixed then the meds will be used long term and will cause harmful liver and kidney problems not to mention the cost.

Animal chiropractors have had great success in treating the cause of the disc problem and along with acupuncture and rehab many animals have great success without the harmful effects of surgery and meds.

Please call Dr Bruce at 781-801-2831 or email  me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com. I am a board certified animal chiropractor from the AVCA and teach at Options for Animals Chiropractic College.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Back Pain in Dog and Horses - Chiropractor for dogs and horses New England [ MA, NH, VT,CT,RI]

Pain is a funny thing. Sometimes it is there and sometimes it is not. Focus on the pain only and you have missed more that 50 percent of the problem. Facet joints of the spine [these are the joints that define movement] transmit sensory nerves to the facet joint about and below it as well as send messages to the brain about facet joint movement. If the animal has a subluxation [joints not moving well and irritating nerves] and thus facet joint issues then pain will be transmitted to other locations. Upon palpation there may be a reaction [pain] in a facet joint that is not the primary issue at hand. Palpation of the spine to find subluxations will help determine where to adjust. Checking muscles for hypertonicity will help locate the region to check as well.

Please email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule an appt. I do house calls for dogs and barn calls for horses.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Headaches and Neck Strain - Chiropractor Weymouth Ma

The most common problem that most individuals experience is headaches and neck pain. The common cause is forward head posture. Causes of this posture are computer work, TV, and stress to name a few.

Results of this posture will be strain of the deep flexor muscles of the neck, subluxation of the thoracic and cervical spine as well as suboccipital [back of head] muscle strain along with the trap muscles.

To Correct the problem have your chiropractor evaluate these areas, do a computerized test of posture and surface emg then have specific corrective exercises that are targeted at your weakness along with chiropractic adjustments.

Over the past 30 years of practice I must say that I have had countless numbers of people exerience correction of this important and stressful problem.

Please email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com and look at my website: Indekchiropractic.com

Thanks
Dr Bruce

Friday, March 2, 2012

Headaches relief and solving headaches - Chiropractic

I have been in practice for 30 years and my experience with headache patients is extensive. Many migraine suffers as well as tension headaches not to mention other causes have been solved with chiropractic adjustments and exercises.

So often a headache will start in the cervical [neck] or upper thoracic [shoulder region and upper back]. The cause is very often a subluxation and muscle contraction. These issues will cause nerve irritation and thus pain over the suboccipital [back of skull] region which can radiate over the head and even over an eye. Many patients also get ear and eye problems with this headache.

I utilize a surface emg to measure the nerve and muscle irritation as well as a computerized posture scan. Many times specific chiropractic adjustments along with postural corrective exercises solve the problem.

Call me with questions at 781-801-2831 or 617-472-0661. You can email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com as well.
Thanks
Dr Bruce

Agility dogs - shoulder problem- back problem - dog chiropractor southeast mass

I have been adjusting agility dogs for 6 years with the cape cod agility club and leap. My experience has shown that dogs that have issues with 2 on and 2 off usually have hock and achilles problems. Weave poles usually point to ribs and spine problems and jumps are usually shoulder, pelvis as well as spine.

Chiropractic adjustments to these areas unlock them, improve nerve power supply to the muscles and thus remove restriction and improve performance.

My website is Indekchiropractic.com and you can email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com or call me at 781-801-2831 with any questions.
Dr Bruce

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Back Pain in Dogs - Dog Chiropractor Mass and Southeast Mass

Dogs like people experience back pain from all sorts of causes. Disc problems, Subluxations, Strain are just some common causes. Vet care will usually be like Medical care ... Pain and anti-inflam Meds. this does not solve the cause of the pain. Chiropractic will get at the cause of the pain and treat it so that your dog can get well naturally. Exercise therapy that I usually prescribe can be done at home as well.
Please call me at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com
I make house calls for dogs so that your dog will be relaxed and stress free.
Dr Bruce

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hock injections and Bowed Tendon - horse chiropractor ma

Many issues with the bowed tendon, and hocks are traced back to the pelvis and low back. When a horse cannot engage the hind end there is increased stress on these tissues. Chiropractic adjustments will improve low back and pelvic function and thus fix the cause of bowed tendon and re-occuring hock problems.

Contact Dr Bruce at indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

carpal tunnel how to treat an prevent - chiropractor south shore boston

Carpal tunnel can have many causes from computer work to exercises. One such problem can be push ups. Yes thats right, push ups! If you exercise doing push ups you will hyperextend your wrist and put pressure on the carpal tunnel causing subluxation with the wrist bones. What to do you ask?

Well first get some push up bars this will put less pressure on the wrist. My website Indekchiropractic.com has a link to Perform Better which is a great site to purchase bars. Chiropractic adjustments to the wrist, elbow and cervical spine will also correct the problem.

Give me a call at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com.
Thanks
Dr Bruce


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Muscles of the back - Back pain in horses and dogs - Chiropractor for dog and horse Mass

The multifidi muscles of the lumbar low back region are essential for low back strength and balance. Recent studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can improve multifidi function in conjunction with exercises that are specific.

When I evaluate an animal I always give exercises to improve function. Please call Dr Bruce at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Short stride and back pain - Chiropractor for horse and dog Mass, new england

When your horse or dog has back issues there will be short stride and eventual stifle/hock problems
 Having a chiropractor adjust the back will help in overall movement and your vet may do laser on the hock. Only having laser or injections in the hock is only treating 50 percent of the problem thus you often hear about multiple hock injection history.

Please call me 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Monday, February 13, 2012

Horse Hind Leg Strength Exercise - Horse Chiropractor Mass and New England

Single leg standing. Pick up the opposite hind limb as if to pick out the hoof. Don’t let the horse rest his weight on you; make him stand on his involved limb for 10-30 seconds or more.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

back pain in people, dogs and horses - Chiropractor for people and animals weymouth mass

Pain is very elusive. You can have pain in your low back and the problem can be caused by a problem in your neck or upper back, with no pain in these other areas. When the nerves from muscles in the body enter the spinal cord they communicate with other nerves that go 5 levels up and down the cord. This means that a pulled muscle and or subluxation within the upper back can cause pain in the low back and or neck.

Chiropractors are skilled at finding this problem and can treat you or your animal with the skill to remove the cause of the pain. Your MD or Vet will treat the pain and not correct the cause.

Email me with questions or call me at Indek Chiropractic 617-472-0661 (Dr Bruce).
Animal patients are seen at your home or barn.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How often does my dog or horse need to be adjusted - Chiropractor for horse or dog mass and new england

How often your dog or horse needs a chiropractor is dependent on the age, past health issues and activity level.
Chiropractic adjustments when there is pain is more frequent, usually 1 per week. Once the pain and issues have resolved your animal has the opportunity to really see the benefits of wellness chiropractic care.Wellness care is not treating lameness or pain issues but rather improving and be proactive in preventing future issues such as degenerative arthritis and a myriad of health and performance problems.

If your horse or dog is involved in showing from dressage, eventing, jumping, hunting, agility, obediance, dock diving, flyball, and conformation then it is imperative that a program of wellness chiropractic care is utilized. By keeping the joints freely moveable you will prevent nerve irritation, muscle soreness, loss of motion, and even many organ dysfunctions since all muscle input to the nervous system effects organ function at the level of the spinal cord. The usual wellness plan will be approx once per month to every 6 weeks. During heavy show season sometimes it may be once every 2 to 3 weeks.

If your horse or dog is not showing then wellness care for general health promotion is also important since many problems arise from improper joint motion that is not symptomatic until the injury occurs, such as Cruciate Ligament problems, Arthritis, and Disc problems to just name a few.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chiropractor Quincy Mass - Neck and Shoulder Pain

Often neck pain can be a sign of subluxation in the neck or shoulder region. Chiropractic Evaluation can determine this better than your medical doctor. Chiropractic uses functional assessment to determine the cause of the problem while your MD will treat you with muscle relaxers, pain meds, and anti-inflam meds and use the wait and see method. The pain may go away but the problem will not. Do not mask the problem but rather get it fixed.

I am an athlete and board certified in sports injuries with 29 years of practice. I can relate to your issues being an athlete myself. Please call me at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com with any questions.

Thanks
Dr Bruce



Friday, January 27, 2012

Chiropractor for a horse north shore of boston

I am a Board Certified Animal Chiropractor by the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc and have been in practice 28 years. I also teach at the Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Kansas.

Please call Dr Bruce at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

chiropractor for dogs in mass

I am a Board Certified Animal Chiropractor by the American Vet Chiropractic Assoc. and visiting instructor at Options for Animals Chiropractic College. Presentations at Angell Memorial Vet Clinic.

Be sure the chiropractor that is adjusting your dog is Board Certified.

Any Questions ... Please call Dr Bruce at 617-472-0661 or email me at Indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

ACL or CCL in Dogs - roached back - chiropractor for dogs mass

Often a dog will injure the ACL or CCL when playing or jumping off. Sometimes your vet will recommend surgery and sometimes not. Animal chiropractic along with rehab will often help these dogs regain strength and prevent the other stifle from injury.
In some cases a dog may roach the back since there is a subluxation in the lumbar spine due to compensation from the ACL injury.

Please call me at 617-471-0661 or email me at indekchiropractic.com with any questions.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

horse back pain - chiropractor for horse mass.

Sternal Lift


Improving cervical and wither function



To improve the muscle function of the subclavius and pectorals in a horse it is always a good idea to teach your owners the sternal lift exercise. This exercise will improve the bow and string concept that Dennis speaks of. Slowly starting at the sternum and sliding the round edge of a hoof pick or your fingers down the midline, you will notice a rise of the lower cervical spine and withers. The point that this rise occurs is the point at which you hold for 3 to 5 seconds. Repeat for 3 to 5 reps. The horse is now doing an abdominal crunch.

If there is not a lot of movement there may be a subluxation present and or just weak muscles. Remember by adjusting this horse you are stimulating alpha motor neurons and thus improving the strength of the horse. Over time there will be an increase in reponse as strength advances.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chiropractor for Horses - Northshore Boston

Dr Bruce Indek is a board certified animal chiropractor. Dr Indek has written for Dressage Today and Centered Riding as well as been featured in many Equine Publicatioins . Dr Bruce has been in practice since 1984 and also often teaches at the Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Wellsville KS . The practice spans from older horses to performance.  Problems from disc to arthritis can be helped. Wellness care is offered as well. Dr.Bruce also is trained to give his owners specific exercises which will help in balance and flexibility utilizing concepts from various equine physical therapists.
He will travel anywhere in the USA and Abroad.

Check out my his indekchiropractic.com
You can call him at 617-472-0661

Chiropractor for dogs - Back Pain - Disc Problems - Hip Pain - south shore of boston

Dr Bruce Indek is a board certified animal chiropractor. His practice is based on home visits for your dog. This method will allow your dog to be calm. Dr Bruce has been in practice since 1984 and also often teaches at the Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Wellsville KS as well. My practice spans from older dogs to agility dogs and show dogs. Problems from disc to arthritis can be helped. Wellness care is offered as well.

Check out my website indekchiropractic.com
You can call me at 617-472-0661



Friday, January 13, 2012

Options for Animals Chiropractic College - Chiropractor for dog and horse mass

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This is the Animal Chiropractic College I teach at. Virtual Tour.

neck and back pain in a dog - chiropractor for a dog mass

Often dogs have issues in the neck and upper back. These issues are often diagnosed as subluxation [spinal bones that are locked up and irritating nerves]. The Cause can be claws that have not been trimmed. Keep the claws trimmed to the point that the claws do not touch the ground. The dog will hyperextend their paw putting muscle stress on the shoulder and neck/back. It would be like you walking on your heels for days, just think about your leg muscles and calf tightness you would have, not to mention your low back stress.  You must have an animal chiropractor also adjust the subluxations which can be secondary to the claw problem.

Any questions about trimming or chiropractic please email me at indekchiropractic@gmail.com or call me at 617-472-0661.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kissing spine in a horse and how to help the problem - horse chiropractor mass

Kissing spine means that the horse's spinous processes which are the bones you see on the back bone that stick out are literally touching each other and causing pain and inflammation. Doing specific exercises especially for the abdomen can cause the spinous processes to open up and take the stress off. This is a much better idea than injecting only for pain and inflammation. Not to mention you may be able to ride your horse again.

Short stride horse and back pain - Chiropractor for horse mass

Many times you will have a horse that drags a toe, drops a hip and or has a short stride in the rear and front. A chiropractic evaluation will show that this horse may have a sacroiliac subluxation causing one side of the hip to flex and pull up on one rear leg causing that leg to act as though it is shorter than the other side. The other side is acting as a long leg thus draging the toe. Since the Sacroiliac joint on the short stride side is subluxated [locked up] then when you hear that short leg hit the ground it will be loader when it hits the ground. The toe on the short leg side will usually toe in. The front leg on the opposite side will also be short strided.

Having a chiropractic evaluation of your horse will determine if your horse needs adjustments and or muscle exercise work.

Please contact me at 617-472-0661 or email me at indekchiropractic.com to discuss your horse.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

neck pain in a horse - chiropractor for horse north shore of boston mass

Neck Stretches for your Horse


[a new technique]

To keep your horse healthy you must may attention to lateral bending [lateral flexion or side bending ] of the neck. Often times owners use carrot stretches to help this activity. The more you can isolate your horses neck muscles during a stretch the more effective it will become. The following stretches can also be used to strengthen your horse. Horses often cheat during a carrot stretch by rotating the head and you will lose some of the efficiency of the stretch. All of these stretches that you see in this article are from Hillary Clayton DVM in her book titled “Activate Your Horse’s Core.”

The first activity is for stretching the neck muscles:

• Stand at the shoulder facing away from the horse.

• Entice the chin toward the lower girth area so the horse’s neck curves gently around your body  . Use long carrots and try to have the horse hold position for 3 to 5 seconds. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

• Put your free hand against the outside of the neck to feel those muscles stretching.

• If your horse moves their body to cheat, but them in a corner or along a wall so they cannot turn their entire body.





Stretch your horse’s neck and mid back muscles:

• Same as above neck stretch but this time stand behind the shoulder facing away from your horse.

• This time bring your horse’s chin to the lower flank toward the hock
• Hold for the same amount of time as you did for the neck stretch

Neck pain in a horse - chiropractor for horse south shore of boston

Neck Stretches for your Horse


[a new technique]

To keep your horse healthy you must may attention to lateral bending [lateral flexion or side bending ] of the neck. Often times owners use carrot stretches to help this activity. The more you can isolate your horses neck muscles during a stretch the more effective it will become. The following stretches can also be used to strengthen your horse. Horses often cheat during a carrot stretch by rotating the head and you will lose some of the efficiency of the stretch. All of these stretches that you see in this article are from Hillary Clayton DVM in her book titled “Activate Your Horse’s Core.”

The first activity is for stretching the neck muscles:

• Stand at the shoulder facing away from the horse.

• Entice the chin toward the lower girth area so the horse’s neck curves gently around your body, long carrots and try to have the horse hold position for 3 to 5 seconds. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

• Put your free hand against the outside of the neck to feel those muscles stretching.

• If your horse moves their body to cheat, but them in a corner or along a wall so they cannot turn their entire body.





Stretch your horse’s neck and mid back muscles:

• Same as above neck stretch but this time stand behind the shoulder facing away from your horse.

• This time bring your horse’s chin to the lower flank toward the hock
• Hold for the same amount of time as you did for the neck stretch