About Dr. Bruce

Here at GLVH, Dr. Bruce Indek of Indek Chiropractic makes monthly visits to see our patients for Chiropractic adjustments. In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, he is also an American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Board Certified Animal Chiropractor.  Dr. Bruce works out of his office in Quincy, Massachusetts in addition to routinely traveling around New England seeing patients like ours. He is also a teaching professor at Options for Animals, the Chiropractic Coordinator for the Boston Marathon and the Chiropractor for the 2017 AKC National Agility Championships.

About Animal Chiropractic

Your pets’ body has the remarkable ability to heal and regulate itself via an intricate communication between the brain and the nervous system.  If there is any interference within the nervous system’s path, your animal’s health can suffer.

Trauma, overuse, and even underuse can cause the vertebra of the spine to become fixed.  The muscles and ligaments surrounding the spine may become compromised and inflamed.  Their communication signals are often unable to reach their destination, as the nerves can become trapped in the inflamed tissues. This can dramatically impact your animal’s health, as proper healing is not able to take place.

The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebra thus re-establishing the correct neurologic pathway for communication. This allows the body to function at its highest potential. Chiropractors will use their hands to identify areas of restriction; and once identified, the Doctor applies a precise thrust on the fixed area of concern. This treatment restores the normal motion of the vertebra, thus, opening up the pathway for communication again. Once the nerves can properly communicate with all the structures in your animals’ bodies, they will begin to heal from within.

Animal Chiropractic care is not meant to replace traditional veterinary medicine. It is also not an alternative treatment, but rather an integrative method that when used in conjunction with the proper traditional veterinary medicine, can provide your pet with many more years of a happy, comfortable quality of life.

There are a wide range of symptoms for spinal fixation. The easiest and most common signs to detect include pain, spasms, lameness and abnormalities in gait or posture.  Often in these cases, your pet will have a hard time standing up, laying down or doing stairs.

According to the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association), chiropractic care can aid in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back, leg & tail pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Disc problems
  • Neurologic signs
  • Lick granulomas
  • Joint arthritis, limping or lameness
  • Injuries from slips, falls or accidents
  • “Sloppy sitting”
  • Sport or athletic injuries
  • Post-surgical care and rehabilitation
  • Bowel, bladder and internal medicine disorders
  • Routine preventative maintenance of joint and spinal health

If your pet suffers from one of these conditions, or you feel chiropractic care may benefit them – contact us online or call 860-464-1045 today to learn more!