Conditions Treated

Getting to the root case of pain and discomfort.

Just like humans, animals suffer from a wide range of spine and joint-related issues that could cause pain, discomfort, and limit mobility. By addressing the root cause through chiropractic care, Dr. Pakenham is able to eliminate such interferences and allow the animal’s body to function the way it was intended.

Many of our clients see an immediate difference in their animal’s behavior, with subsequent visits only improving their well-being and giving them the spark they needed to perform and enjoy life!

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Leg or Tail Pain
  • Muscle Spasms and Stiffness
  • Jaw or TMJ
  • Comfort Care
  • Nerve Pain
  • Event or Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Post Surgery
  • GI Disorders
  • And more…
neck, back, tail and/or leg pain

Neck Pain, Back Pain, Tail Pain, or Leg Pain

Spinal or extremity pain in animals usually comes from abnormal spinal or joint alignment. This abnormal alignment is called a subluxation. Subluxations cause decreased motion and abnormal function in the surrounding area. In addition, subluxations create nerve pressure which interferes with the body’s ability to communicate with the brain and vice-versa. Pain usually comes last with subluxations.

Signs of animals with spinal pain or leg pain include but not limited to:

  • Abnormal behavior
  • Lameness
  • Refusing or resisting leads/jumps/obstacles
  • Difficulty or refusing to turn lower or raise head
  • Shortened stride/uneven tracking
  • Postural changes
  • Nose to tail shake insufficiencies
  • Acute or chronic injuries
  • Head and neck discomfort while bending
  • Arthritis
  • DJD
  • and more…
muscle spasms and stiffness.

Muscle Spasms and Stiffness

When subluxations are present oftentimes the muscles and surrounding soft tissue get affected too. Muscles get tight and tired from working harder due to misalignments. Spasms and stiffness occur as a result. By correcting the subluxations, not only is the normal biomechanics restored and nerve pressure removed, but the stress and strain on muscles are also removed.

Signs of muscle spasms and stiffness include but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal behavior
  • Pain noticed while grooming, petting, or daily movements
  • Lameness
  • Postural changes
  • Post-surgical
  • Arthritis
  • DJD
  • Change in appetite
  • Acute or chronic injury
  • and more…

Jaw Pain or TMJ

Working animals who do a lot of bite work will have TMJ or jaw issues. They may also have neck and upper back subluxations or spinal misalignments. Correcting the subluxations will not only help reduce pain and nerve interference but boost their performance by being properly aligned in the jaw and neck.

Signs of TMJ or Jaw subluxations include but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal behavior
  • Refusing to do bite work
  • Tracking unevenly
  • Head tilt
  • Refusing hard food or treats
  • Avoiding chew toys
  • Abnormal alignment of teeth or jaw
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw
  • and more…
Comfort Care

Comfort Care

As our beloved pets age and we watch them slow down and suffer from arthritis, IVDD and other arthritic conditions, it’s nice to know there’s another option for them besides pain medications. Chiropractic adjustments are a great alternative to chronic pain for our senior pets. They give to us unconditionally. Offer them comfort care with chiropractic and help them live out their days as comfortable as they can be.

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Appointments Available

Is your animal suffering from pain, sluggishness, mobility issues, or other discomforts? Let’s get her on the path to living a much better life.

Help Your Animal Feel Great Again

Please Call 732-320-2041 Today

Animal Chiropractic Considerations

  • Athletic animals perform better when they’re well aligned so adjustments several days prior to competitions help your athlete be at their peak performance.
  • Injured animals may require more care initially.
  • Each animal’s needs are different so history and exam will lead to a recommended chiropractic care schedule.
  • Congenital malformations and degenerative conditions may cause chronic lameness and the need for more frequent chiropractic adjustments.

NJ Animal Chiro

1171 Fischer Blvd, Suite 5
Toms River, New Jersey 08753