Wednesday, November 26, 2014

horse lameness - horse chiropractor south shore boston and North shore boston

6 ways to detect lameness. Sacroiliac and lumbar spine issues can put strain in the limbs and thus cause lameness. Animal chiropractic takes all this into account and maybe injecting the hocks is not the whole answer. Check out my article post on Pinterest

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dog has Lame front leg -Dog has difficulty jumping - Chiropractor for dogs south shore boston, cape cod, nantucket, boston

This is the "Trap" muscle in a dog. It originates in the neck and entire upper to mid back. It's job is to lift and elevate the front leg as well as draw it forward. Its powered by the spinal accessory nerve from the upper neck. If your dog has issues with jumping this muscle may be involved as well as its power supply. Contact Dr Bruce he will come to your house so your dog is most comfortable. Chiropractic adjustments to the  spine where the muscle originates as well as cold laser to the muscle and some rehab exercises will greatly help your dog. Contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hip pain and decreased jumping in dogs - dog chiropractor south shore boston,cape cod, boston, nantucket and martha's vineyard

The psoas muscle in your dog stabilizes the spine and hip as well as is used for hip and leg extension. If your dog has a shortened stride on the hind end there may be a iliopsoas strain. Especially if your dog participates in explosive sports such as agility and flyball. Your dog may not want to jump as well.

The psoas muscle is powered by nerves from the lumbar spine so a subluxation in that region will affect the power supply to this muscle.

Chiropractic adjustments, cold laser, massage and some rehab exercises will help your dog.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Arthritis in dog shoulder - dog chiropractor south shore boston,cape cod nantucket, boston, marthas vineyard

Arthritis usually os the result of past injury or age. The chronic inflammation causes abnormal breakdown of joints and bone spur growth in ligaments and tendons which in turn causes more inflammation and breakdown.

The goal is to decrease inflammation and improve movement. Many natural supplements can help inflammation and pain without the use over meds such as rimadyl,traumadol, and the such. The meds can cause kidney and liver damage with long term use so if possible it is best to try the natural supplements

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

neck pain in dogs - dog chiropractor south shore boston, boston, cape cod, nantucket

The muscles of the dog's neck travel down to the shoulder. Many times dogs with neck pain have a problem in the shoulder as well. As you can also see these muscles tie into a wide area of the neck so often there are subluxations [ spinal bones that are not moving correctly irritating nerves ] within the neck that can cause neck pain. Lets not forget that 60 percent of a dogs wt. is usually on the front end so even if there is a hind end problem it can create a neck issue secondarily.

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