Modesto Chiropractor helps pets regain health and function

Animals have a spine and nervous system just like humans.  They can become misaligned and cause a variety of problems.  Our office in conjunction with local veterinarians, use a safe, effective and gentle technique call V.O.M to correct misalignments in your pet’s spine.

What is V.O.M?

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation is an advanced non-surgical treatment for spinal conditions, lameness and correcting spinal joint dysfunctions in animals.  Negative forces placed on the spine will cause spinal dysfunction and bony changes, which lead to mobility problems, muscle spasms, swelling & inflammation in the joints and nerves.  (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal's nervous system that has fallen out of communication, and re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing.  Improving nerve function will help restore organ and muscle function. VOM is singularly the most simple, effective and safe healing modality in veterinary care to date

What are the Signs?

These warning signs should be evaluated by your veterinarian before a referral is made for chiropractic care.

Your pet may need a spinal checkup if you see;

  • A change in enthusiasm for play.
  • Pain while petting or holding.
  • Decreased level & ability in walking or running.
  • Dragging or rubbing feet/nails while walking.
  • Difficulty getting into the car, jumping up onto the bed or couch.
  • Decreased ability or desire to chase their favorite toy.

What can VOM treat? Routinely treated are conditions such as:

  1. Progressive lameness
  2. Acute and non-acute lameness
  3. Hip Dysplasia-like syndromes
  4. IV disc disease
  5. Progressive myelopathies ("down in the rears" dogs)
  6. Unilateral lameness
  7. Wobbler's Disease
  8. Diseases of the knee 
  9. Performance problems
  10. Agility dysfunction 
  11. Many more

Why is VOM so accurate?

VOM is so accurate because it finds and reduces all neuronal subluxations.  All neuronal subluxations have a pathological reflex demonstrably associated with them.  A pathological reflex is like a knee jerk response.  It is either there or it is not.  It is an objective means to determine the presence and reduction of neuronal subluxation.  VOM is a precisely objective science.  The goal of an adjustment in an animal is all the vertebral subluxations in that animal are reduced.  Subluxation reduction based on anatomical listings, as in humans, will get approximately half of the total neurological subluxations present in the animal.  Subluxation reduction based on pathological reads will get them all, and will verify they have been reduced fast, easy, and effective.

 

How does it works?

Reducing the vertebral subluxation complex by providing motion or force to the fixated or subluxated joint.

Spinal Injury => Neuronal Subluxation Syndrome => Pathological Read

Neuronal Subluxation + Adjustment (motion/force) = Subluxation Reduced

So, if you put motion into a joint that is associated with a neuronal subluxation sign, a pathological read, you reduce the subluxation. It is that simple.  VOM delivers its force with a hand-held device

 

Is VOM effective on horses?

Yes! All the reads we see in the dog and the cat are magnified in the horse.  Areas usually devoid of subluxations in the shoulder areas of dogs and cats are hot spots in the equine. 

 

How Long will it Take?

Each case treatment length varies due to multiple factors, but most importantly the chronicity of the condition.  The average number of treatments/adjustments needed for a dog is 5-7 and a cat is 4-6. V.O.M. has an average success rate of 90-93% in cases taken to term.  Early positive results are often confused by pet owners as the resolution of the problem and treatment is stopped too soon.  These pets have yet to be cured and should be treated until their spinal problem is correct.

 

After the first adjustment your pet may feel some slight soreness and stiffness that will resolve within a few daysIt is important not to let your pet jump around or be active the day of their treatment.  This will counteract their chiropractic adjustments.

 

Our pets try to make the most of their abilities and try really hard to please us, even when in severe pain.  Our goal is to keep them Healthy, Safe and Comfortable.