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Pamela Stone DC, DACCP & Christina Schmidt DC

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ December 27 ~ Pages 76-80



Objective: To report on the resolution of bilateral luxating patellas following chiropractic in two canines.

Clinical Features: A one-year old male Aussie/Beagle mix canine and a 2-year old Sheltie canine presented to a private animal chiropractic office with symptoms of luxating patellas and vertebral subluxation.

Intervention and Outcomes: Vertebral subluxations were detected and corrected via static and motion palpation, muscle tone and range of motion. After chiropractic adjustments, both canines showed marked improvement and no longer had symptoms of luxating patellas.

Conclusions: Chiropractic was shown to help both canines with bilateral luxating patellas. More research is necessary to explore the role of chiropractic in canines.

Key words: Animal chiropractic, luxating patella, subluxation, canine, adjustment

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