Veterinary chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pet health care and pain relief. In concert with conventional veterinary care, the complementary use of veterinary chiropractic is primarily used for common neuromusculoskeletal conditions. These conditions may include back pain, trouble getting up from a laying position, difficulty navigating stairs, loss of strength or coordination in the rear end and decreased performance in agility trials.
By using a chiropractic adjustment, the ability of a joint to move is improved. Improved motion can decrease pain and discomfort as well as improve nerve conduction to and from the brain. Any system in the body that relies on the brain to control its function can benefit from having improved nerve function.
Dr. Patrick Glidden is certified in Veterinary Chiropractic through the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). In order to become ACCC/AVCA certified in animal chiropractic a graduate from one of the accredited programs must pass both the ACCC Comprehensive Written and Clinical Competency Examination. An AVCA certified doctor is required to have at least 30 hours of contiunuing education every 3 years to maintain certification.