Happiness is a Well-adjusted Horse, Chiropractors Say

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HorseRandy Huenefeld placed his arms around Mr. T’s neck and pulled the horse’s head forward, behind his own. During a brief pause, during which Mr. T’s eyes bulged and rolled white in terror, Huenefeld pulled the horse’s neck sharply toward him.

Almost instantly, Mr. T, an 18-year-old paint horse, looked happier.

Animal chiropractic is a growing field for veterinarians. However, only six of the 600 members of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association work in Missouri. These animal chiropractors cite increased flexibility, relief from nerve interference, an easier range of motion and improvement in the overall health of the animal as benefits from treatment.

Barb Martin, the horse’s owner, calls the practice “Dr. Randy Hug.” Her horses have been Huenefeld’s patients for five years.

“They just love that,” Martin said as Mr. T took a deep breath and licked his lips.

Mr. T was among several patients waiting their turn at Pine Dell Farm in Pleasant Hill to see Huenefeld, a veterinarian who has received special training in veterinarian chiropractic. He performed equine chiropractic on seven horses that day, along with acupuncture and dental work, before moving on to his next appointment in Kansas.

Original article: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2012/10/28/equine-chiropractor-embraces-holistic-care/

Chiropractors are Working on Newborns in the Metro

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BabyWhen most people think of the chiropractor, they think of a sore back, growing up you maybe even heard its a doctor who adults go to.

That’s not the case anymore, chiropractors are working on newborns, as soon as an hour after being delivered.

Jason Ochsendorf/Jayden’s father: “He sleeps like a trooper right after we’re done.”

Baby Jayden has been a client of Dr. Jake Schmitz since he was 9 hours old.

Dr. Jake Schmitz/Freedom Chiropractic Health Clinic: “I was in the hospital and got Jayden adjusted so it was pretty amazing.”

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Too Young for the Chiropractor?

Can a chiropractor really help a child do better in school, or sleep through the night? A growing number of parents say “yes” and some are bringing babies as young as a day old to a chiropractor’s office. Dr. Heather Iannelli in Fort Wright, Ky., started having migraines when she was 5 years old but didn’t see a chiropractor until she was 20. That one visit changed her life and her career path.

“I’m not going to that freak, that’s what I said,” Dr. Iannelli admitted to saying after her mother, who happened to be cleaning a chiropractor’s office, pushed her into her first visit.

Now, though, Dr. Iannelli helps children like 10-year-old Jeremy Holland of Independence, Ky. Adopted at 2 years old, Jeremy started living with Patty Holland and her husband when he was 11 days old. Even as a newborn, Holland says she could tell Jeremy was in pain.

“He didn’t want to be touched. He didn’t want to be changed. At two months we were having these issues but it took me until six months to get him here,” Holland said.

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