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Craniosacral Therapy & Chiropractic Care
At Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital in Houston, Texas, our staff believes that animals can benefit from the best of both worlds when it comes to their health and well-being. The "both worlds" we're talking about, of course, is traditional veterinarian services and holistic veterinarian services, the latter of which, while, less well known, can be a safe and effective adjunctive treatment for the management of animal injuries, joint pain, and chronic pain.
Holistic veterinarian chiropractic care is a drug-free method of healing offered by our Houston, Texas veterinarians at Veterans Memorial Drive. Our specially-trained staff uses non-invasive, hands-on techniques to help your pet's body guide itself back to health. Similar to chiropractic care offered to humans, veterinarian chiropractic care focuses on restoring the ability of your animal's nervous system to effectively communicate with the rest of its body. To achieve these healing benefits, our holistic veterinarian uses a gentle, hands-on technique called "chiropractic adjustments" that help to realign your animal's spine. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve energy flow, reduce pressure on spinal nerves, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote overall healing.
At our animal hospital, we see chiropractic care help pets living with several different health conditions, including:
Chronic pain in the neck and back
Joint pain, including the hips, knees
Jaw (TMJ) dysfunction, including problems swallowing or chewing food
Muscle spasms, muscle strains, and nerve problems
Injuries from slips, falls, or accidents, including working or sporting events
Disorders of internal organs including bowel and bladder
Craniosacral therapy is a specific kind of chiropractic care and energy medicine performed by a trained holistic veterinarian. It uses specialized, gently targeted pressure from the palms and fingertips on specific areas of your pet's body. This manual technique stimulates your animal's own central nervous system (which is housed within your animal's skull, spine, and sacrum) and triggers a cascade of healing effects regulated by your animal's own body.
Yes. At Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital, we see pets benefit significantly from non-invasive, drug-free chiropractic care. Sessions are calming, and we make sure to keep your pet as comfortable and as relaxed as possible. When used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine, chiropractic care can accelerate your animal's healing.
If you have a pet who's living with chronic pain or other health conditions and are wondering if a holistic veterinarian can help, call our animal hospital in Houston, Texas at 281-440-4441 to see if holistic veterinarian medicine is a good fit. Don't forget, we're a full-service animal hospital proudly serving the greater Houston area. Call today!