ST PETER, Minn. (KEYC) – In St. Peter, you will find a chiropractor who specializes in human and animal chiropractic care.
For over 10 years, Dr. Nelson has been providing chiropractic care to people and their furry companions.
“Animals showed me how powerful chiropractic care can be because our lives are busy and stressful and sometimes people can recover more slowly than we would like. But with an animal, there’s no stress,” said Seth Nelson, chiropractor at Rising Sun. “They go home, they eat, they sleep, they play. And so you can see how powerful recovery can be.
This type of care focuses on the movement of joints in the body, muscles and nerve function.
“And the great thing about animals, there’s no placebo, it’s not about I think I’m better. They go from not being able to do things to going back to normal and playing and happy again. And that’s clear when that changes,” Nelson added.
Dr. Nelson works alongside community veterinarians to improve the animal’s mobility.
” Something is wrong. They went to the vet. The vet says, boy, we really don’t see anything serious. Let’s try anti-inflammatories,” Nelson explains. “That’s usually where we fit in really well because skeletal care, chiropractic care for animals, they respond quickly and you won’t have to spend a ton of money or a ton of time trying to see if they feel better. They just answer.
In 2008, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law authorizing specially trained chiropractors to provide chiropractic services to animals in Minnesota.
” It is soft. I don’t need to twist. There’s no popping or clicking,” Dr. Nelson said.
Chiropractors who have the training can treat animals with veterinarian approval.
“There’s not a huge difference in the way the bodies work. You know, when we get injured, it’s always the muscles, the tendons, the ligaments, the nerves and the joints,” Nelson explained. “And what’s really cool is that animals showed me how powerful chiropractic care can be.”
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