Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a non-surgical approach to lameness and spinal disease in animals. It may be used to accurately detect, treat, and even prevent some diseases. VOM uses an instrument called an Activator. This is a small, hand held tool, used to apply very fast and concise spinal thrusts to the compromised spinal segments. When a Subluxation is detected (the area of concern), the animal will show an immediate reflex. This adjustment does not move vertebrae like routine chiropractic techniques with manual manipulation. VOM adjustments cannot torse, twist, or harm the tissue. Vertebral Subluxation Complex occurs before many diseases manifest themselves. It may take months or years before you will even get radiographic evidence like boney change to occur; but needless too say, damage, pain, and inflammation exist which result in lameness, difficulty upon rising or lying down, behavioral changes, cruciate ruptures, urinary and bowel problems, trembling, vocalization, and many other problems. VOM detects these subluxations and then adjusts them in a series of treatments, averaging about six adjustments over the course of a month. Most pets usually show improvement within 30 minutes after the first adjustment. Fortunately, unlike humans, animals maintain their adjustments longer, thus requiring fewer visits to the veterinary chiropractitioner! Conventional methods of therapy and/or surgical efforts alone to treat patients can be costly and ineffective. Sometimes, even with surgical and conventional medical intervention many of these diseases or injuries are only temporarily corrected, returning later in the pet's life. Most conventional veterinarians treat the symptoms, but don't address the primary problem in most orthopedic diseases. VOM, along with other alternative, holistic therapies, compliment conventional veterinary medicine in dramtatic ways unknown to most clients! It is another alternative modality that we can use to address the primary disease within the autonomic nervous system. VOM has a success rate greater than 90% in most cases. It can dramatically relieve pain and suffering without surgery, increase the pet's quality of life, and minimize the frequency of costly medications. VOM addresses the disease at the primary location, within the spine.

Conditions that May Respond to VOM:

  • IVDD (herniated disc disease)
  • PARALYSIS/PARESIS
  • HIP DYSPLASIA
  • WOBBLER'S DISEASE
  • URINARY/FECAL INCONTINENCES
  • AVULSION OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS
  • DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY SYNDROMES
  • FIBROCARTILAGINOUS EMBOLISM
  • GI HYPO/HYPERMOTILITY DISEASES
  • CHRONIC EYE/EAR INFECTIONS
  • AID IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PREOP AND POST OP RECOVERY
  • KCS (dry eye)
  • EPILEPSY
  • VESTIBULAR SYNDROMES
  • PNEUMONIA
  • ASTHMA
  • KIDNEY DISEASE (chronic renal failure commonly seen in middle aged to older cats)
  • LIVER DISEASE
  • LOWER URINARY TRACT DISEASE (FUS/FLUTD in cats)
  • ATOPY (seasonal allergies; itchy dogs)
  • HAIRBALL ENTERITIS
  • MEGACOLON (cats with enlarged colons and serious constipation)
  • PROSTATITIS (dogs)
  • PERI-RECTAL FISTULA (dogs)
  • AUTOIMMUNE MEDIATED DISEASE
  • Many More

Diseases above that are not orthopedic are improved by increasing blood flow to those organs by allowing the body to be in total alignment by addressing the subluxations of the spine. When the autonomic nervous system is not stressed, i.e. no Subluxation, then the innervations from the spine to these organs allows vasodialation to occur, which results in increased blood flow to those tissues. Personal experience with VOM and Biopuncture Patients: Many chronic renal failure patients, mainly cats, that are treated with biopuncture also receive VOM treatments. Palpable small, dehydrated kidneys found on physical exams in cats with CRF (chronic renal failure) actually feel larger, more hydrated, a week after VOM treatments when they are repalpated upon recheck exams. ***Note: conventional medicine does NOT have a means to support renal failure, and once cats are diagnosed with this disease, it is usually terminal. Although IV fluids provide support of renal hydration, it is only temporary and does not prevent further damage to the kidney tissues. Alternative treatment options can offer support through the immune system............Remember, when the immune system is supported through alternative medicine modalities, amazing things tend to happen!

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Relief Veterinarian Services (RVS), PA
Michelle Danna-Christian, DVM
(443)902-0088
DrDanna@Biopuncturevet.com

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