Body language indicator of health, doctor says
By Ginny Grimsley
Today’s modern world shows how much our relationship with animals has changed, said animal chiropractic consultant Dr. Rod Block.
“Back before the mechanical wonders of industrialization, we relied upon animals to carry the brunt of our work; essentially, their purpose was to haul loads, plow fields and chase down prey,” said Block, author of “Like Chiropractic for Elephants,” a book in part about his experience treating elephants and other animals for chiropractic problems.
“Today, tractors and other marvels of the post-industrial era have largely replaced the duties of the working animal. In a world where humans distance themselves more and more from one another, these animals have become our companions, family members and closest confidantes.”
More friends and custodians of animals — including dogs, horses and, yes, elephants – realize that they too suffer from spinal irregularities, he said. “Of course, any living creature with a spine is vulnerable to injury, which can incur years of suffering and even death,” he said...