No one expects to walk into their doctor’s office and find a loud furry menagerie in the waiting room. Although most medical facilities stick to treating either humans or animals, one chiropractor is building a record of success treating all patients, human or not, so long as they have a spine.
Dr. Rod Block served as a chiropractor in southern California for 30 years before deciding to get involved with veterinary medicine as well. For the past 20 years, Dr. Block has been certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, where he practiced his skills on an array of animals.
Block claims that spinal adjustments can benefit both humans and their animal counterparts. He makes good use of his education and background in medicine for both humans and their pets. While he has experienced success with dogs, his range of patients does not stop there. From iguanas to horses, chiropractic has its benefits. He has even treated an elephant!
Through decades of tried and true practice and application, Dr. Block has shown that chiropractic care can improve the quality of life of our beloved pets by performing adjustments. Chiropractic is a safe and natural treatment that really can benefit anything with a spine. Because of the intricacy of Dr. Block’s background, he is qualified to know the anatomy of a specific animal, and how to safely and effectively treat them.
Although he has a passion for animals, it is Block’s primary goal “to demystify chiropractic. People think that it’s dangerous and that it’s quackery. I really want to illuminate the differences between what allopathic (mainstream) veterinary medical care does and what chiropractic does and how the two integrate well even though they are at opposite ends of the pole.”
Many pet owners share the philosophy of “if it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for my pet,” so why just sit and watch your animal bear the brunt of the spinal misalignments that are so common for many animals? Talk to your veterinarian today to find out more.
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