Animal Chiropractic: What to Expect After an Adjustment

Chiropractic for People, Pets, and Pasture Pals (719) 330-2501

It’s important to know what you might expect after your dog or horse receives a chiropractic adjustment.

There are a few common outcomes and most are normal or to be expected.  What I tell all patients and clients is that, “if it concerns you, it concerns me,” and to call immediately.

That said, the most common response to an adjustment is for the animal to relax and sleep for the rest of the day.  This is common as tension is released from the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and the body undergoes positive change.  Much healing takes place while, we, or our animals, are asleep.

Sometimes an animal may want to run and play, or may be bouncing off the walls.  It’s as if we’ve released an abundance of pent up energy.

Often there is not perceivable change for a day or two, or even an adjustment or two.

Rarely, an animal may be stiff or sore after an adjustment.  Again, if it concerns the client, it concerns me and I want to know about it, but it’s typically the result of moving a bone back into its normal position after it has been out of place for a long time and the body must adapt.

The good news is that by correcting subluxations the brain is in a better position to function to restore function, adaptation, healing and homeostasis.

Animals respond so quickly to chiropractic care and it’s so awesome to receive a text or call from an owner, amazed at how much better their animal is doing after just an adjustment or two.  Typically, they report that the animal is moving better, in less pain, demonstrates more energy or a better demeanor.  Any number of positive outcomes may occur as interference to the nervous system is removed.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic might make your dog, horse, or other quadri-pal healthier, give me a call and let’s talk (719) 330-2501…..and please watch the video below.  It takes a few seconds to load.


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