Ensuring Safety in Harmony: Understanding the Risks and Side Effects of Animal Chiropractic Care

Drs. Philip and Angela Rodger
Owners of Synchrony Chiropractic

As the field of animal chiropractic gains traction in places like Ocala, FL, pet owners are becoming increasingly interested in this unique health avenue. While animal chiropractic boasts numerous benefits, it’s essential to understand potential risks and side effects associated with it. This is true for any medical or health practice, and animal chiropractic is no exception.

Firstly, it’s important to note that animal chiropractic – whether it’s equine chiropractic or canine chiropractic – is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and certified professional like a mobile chiropractor from Synchrony Chiropractic. They have extensive knowledge about animal anatomy and the nuances of chiropractic techniques adapted for animals.

However, like all treatments, it carries some risks and potential side effects. Incorrect manipulation can result in injury, especially if the animal already has an underlying condition that makes its spine or joints more susceptible. Additionally, the animal might experience temporary discomfort or tiredness after a session, though this is usually short-lived and part of the body’s natural response to adjustment.

It’s also crucial to remember that chiropractic care is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment. What works for one animal might not work for another, even within the same species. For example, a canine chiropractic treatment that’s successful for a Labrador may not be as effective for a Dachshund due to differences in breed, size, and physical condition.

Preventing risks and mitigating side effects lies in the hands of both the practitioner and the pet owner. Always ensure that your animal chiropractor is certified and experienced, understands your pet’s health history, and collaborates closely with your vet.

Animal chiropractic can provide significant health benefits, but it is not a standalone treatment for all health conditions. It should be used as part of an integrated health approach, together with conventional veterinary care.

Navigating the world of animal chiropractic might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to learn more about this beneficial health service, feel free to call or text us at 352-356-8665 or email us at hello@synchronychiro.com. You can also schedule an appointment through our website.


American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. (n.d.). What are the risks of chiropractic care? Retrieved from https://animalchiropractic.org/
International Association of Veterinary Chiropractitioners. (n.d.). Risks and side effects of Veterinary Chiropractic. Retrieved from https://www.i-a-v-c.com/faq/

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