Alternative Medicine

MS Manipulation

VCA Rossmoor offers chiropractic care of your pets by Dr. Steven Wasserman, RN, DC, CVCP. Conditions such as cervical, thoracic, lumbar intervertebral disc disease, arthritic, degenerative, soft tissue and many other conditions, can now be treated with chiropractic care, along with your pet's veterinary care.

Chiropractic care is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body. Your pet's brain is protected by the skull, and the spinal cord is protected by 27 moving bones of the spine. Many everyday activities and injuries, bulging discs, and degenerative bone changes can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion. When this occurs, a spinal subluxation results. This can cause nervous system dysfunction due to nerve impingement and may ultimately alter your pet's long term health and/or cause pain and lasting discomfort.

The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect and reduce nervous system dysfunction. The effects of a chiropractic adjustment on a spinal subluxation are: established normal mobility, increased joint fluid flow, pumped out edema fluid, removal of inflammation, decreases muscle tone, stretches and/or breaks up joint adhesions, increases nutrients to surrounding soft tissues and bone, restored joint movement, returned alignment which thereby decreases the biomechanical stresses on the adjacent spinal segments.

One of the main chiropractic techniques that the doctor utilizes is V.O.M., Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, a technology that provides an alternative, non-surgical approach to spinal disorders and lameness. With V.O.M., there is no torsion, twisting, or mass movement as in manual adjusting techniques. Many disorders can be treated by V.O.M., and is an inexpensive healing alternative to surgical procedures. Chiropractic Adjustments/V.O.M. re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing. By using a hand held device called an activator, this device delivers it's force to the subluxated vertebra which thereby reduces the subluxation by providing motion into the fixated or subluxated joint and by taking pressure off the spinal nerve. It looks like a spring-loaded doorstop. The activator provides a very accurate and precise motion to specific areas of the pet's spine and if a subluxation is present it can detect and reduce it quickly without pain or injury to your pet.

There are times when your pet will not be a candidate for a surgery or MRI due to anesthesia risk due to an age related or a pathological condition, financial, or choose to do conservative measures, like chiropractic care, prior to any medical procedure as just mentioned, etc. In addition to the chiropractic adjustment, adjunctive therapies such as low level laser therapy and supplements may be recommended.

For more information, make an appointment to visit Dr. Steve Wasserman – available Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.