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
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.

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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 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
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

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

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 with any questions.

Dr Bruce