VSMT / Chiropractic
A safe and pain-free treatment.
Dr. Yelinek is a graduate of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center and is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT). Dr. Yelinek maintains adjunct teaching positions in both VSMT and Acupuncture to assist other veterinarians in learning these integrative modalities.
Animal chiropractic care involves adjusting the vertebrae to relieve pain and discomfort and improve the range of motion of a pet’s joints. It’s typically reserved for cats, dogs, and horses and is often used in conjunction with both traditional and holistic treatments.
When performed properly, chiropractic care is safe and pain-free. Adjustments improve blood flow, optimize the nervous system, and, sometimes, even eliminate a pet’s reliance on medication entirely. Though the need for surgery cannot always be prevented, chiropractic treatment can reduce the severity of secondary conditions caused by the primary injury.
Chiropractic care can be used to treat various health problems including:
- Neck, back, leg, or tail pain
- Injuries from slips and falls
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve problems
- Difficulty chewing
- Musculoskeletal weakness
What is VSMT?
Chiropractic, or spinal manipulation, is the art of making an adjustment to a "subluxation" in an attempt to restore a pain-free range of motion to the joints with a focus on the spine and nervous system in keeping our bodies whole.
How can VSMT help my pet?
"Animal Chiropractic can be used as an aid in the treatment of neck, back, leg, and tail pain, muscle spasms and nerve problems, injuries from slips, falls, and accidents, jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing, event or sports injuries, post-surgical amelioration of pain and rehabilitation, bowel, bladder, and internal medicine disorders, maintenance of joint and spinal health, and healing/helping with chronic internal medicine disorders that do not resolve as expected, and behavioral changes (avcadoctors.com)."
Call us at (310) 540-5588 if you think your pet could benefit from chiropractic care and you’d like to schedule a consultation.