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

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

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

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


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:


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.


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.


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