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 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 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 and on the web we are

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

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

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 for an appt. our website is

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 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 Our web site is

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

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

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

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 Our website is

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

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 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

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

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,