Stiffness or Antalgic Positions

dog adjust 300Animal Chiropractic is an effective treatment for many causes of antalgia or stiffness.  Even symptoms caused by underlying degeneration or arthritis respond to chiropractic care even though chiropractic does not directly treat those conditions.  There are many musculoskeletal conditions that can cause antalgia that respond well to chiropractic adjustments.


Ataxia in animals is often a difficult condition to deal with.  When other causes of ataxia have been ruled out, consider referring the animal for animal chiropractic. There are many musculoskeletal conditions, including disc problems, that can cause ataxia and respond to chiropractic adjustments.


  • One or two legs weak or paralyzed
  • Inability to hold up body or balance
  • May be associated with Lumbar kyphosis or paraspinal muscular bracing


Limping in animals can be a difficult condition to deal with.  When organic or disease causes of limping have been ruled out, consider referring the animal for animal chiropractic. There are many musculoskeletal conditions, ranging from rotator cuff and sprain injuries to spine pain and disc issues that can cause limping and may respond to chiropractic adjustments.


  • Limping, fore or hind
  • Hip Hiking
  • Bobbing of Head
  • Muscular bracing, especially in the spine


Heather Wright is trained in animal chiropractic and can utilize many non-surgical, conservative treatments focused on reducing pain and improving nerve, joint, and muscle function.  Our success record with this condition is significant with proper client follow through.

Ms. Wright requires a veterinary referral prior to treating an animal with chiropractic.  For a referral prescription pad, please call Wright Chiropractic Health Center, and we’d be happy to supply one to you!

All animal manipulations are done under the supervision/referral of a licensed DVM.


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We treat Dogs, Cats, and Horses with a veterinarian’s referral and supervision.

phone: (817) 594-5944

What is Chiropractic Care

  • Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to many of the health and performance problems of dogs, horses and cats.
  • Chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine and surgery, but provides and alternative method of care.
  • Chiropractic adjustments have proven to be invaluable in detecting and treating gait abnormalities and other performance-robbing problems.
  • It has been shown to alleviate pain in the back and neck of animals.

Meet The Chiropractor

Heather Wright has an undergraduate degree in Pre-veterinary Medicine/Animal Science and a doctorate in Chiropractic.

She has additional training in Animal Chiropractic and many years of experience both training and working with animals.

She has worked as a chiropractor on the Texas dog agility circuit and is an experienced horsewoman.