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Chiropractic Adjustment Advice, Please


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Talking to some friends over the weekend, we learned there is a chiropractor that works on dogs and horses as well right here in the county where we live. I left a message on Sunday and they called and were able to get Cougs in on Monday.

 

He has had corns for the last few years and has LS (and has successfully fought off cancer for 7 months now but that's now really related.) And they told DH he was very out of alignment.

 

He also had accupuncture yesterday morning which is over an hour away so he had a big day and didn't do much other than rest last night.

 

When I got home for lunch today, he couldn't hardly stand up in his crate. It took him a full 10 to 15 seconds of effort to push his rear end up. He immediately got on the bed and he had a lot of trouble getting back down.

 

I called the chiro office and she said it was pretty common especially with cases as bad as his, for the spine to pop back out where it had been adjusted because it wasn't used to be straight and it could be laying on a nerve. She also said that he would be a little sore (as she is after the Dr. works on her) but it sounds like he needs to come on back tomorrow for an adjustment instead of waiting until next Monday.

 

Anyone else have this experience with their 1st visit or two? Is it typical to be worse before he can get better? I was really hoping this would help him as accupuncture has only produced slight results and the only affect we got from the depo-medral shots was temporary incontinence.

 

Any advice or experiences you'd like to share?

 

Thanks!

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Guest Energy11

I am sorry Cougs is feeling poorly!

 

I have no experience with animal Chiropratic, But, I HAVE heard good things about accupuncture. I am not against non-traditional medicine for dogs, but I am leary of it. Guess cause I was trained in traditional medicine, both in humans, and in animals.

 

I'd definitely call the chiropractor, and maybe in the meantime, a Deramaxx or Rimadyl couldn't hurt?

 

Good luck and sending love to you and Cougs!

 

 

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He did trot through the house to go outside for his business. He didn't appear to have trouble in the yard or the stairs. And he has got up again for another minute.

 

He is already taking tramadol and he gets an amantadine for pain at lunch time, so I'll get that in him and see how he does.

 

We are going to go ahead and go in tomorrow at 3:30 for her to work on him again.

 

I thought I had read where somebody said sometimes it has to get worse before it will get better, but I don't remember if that was chiro stuff or what. I guess that's what I'm looking at confirmation on.

 

At this point, if it's not a huge risk, I'm willing to try anything to make this boy comfortable. He is living on borrowed time and we what to make the most out of it. There's no guarantee how long he'll be with us so if the payoff could be good, I'm willing to try.

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Guest mcsheltie

A friend had her dog worked on and it really made a big difference for him. I've seen a Chiro myself and what they are saying is true. The first few times I went I felt great when they were done and as I was walking out to the car I could feel it sliding back out again. It took a while before the adjustments "stayed put".

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Our experience taking Brandi in every 4-6 weeks since 2004 has been very positive. She has acu and chiro. I think like a human if you had been out of alignment for so long it would take a while to re-adjust and there would be some soreness. Hoping that future experiences will have a better outcome!

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Yes, the first time can make them uncomfortable for a day or two if they are really out of alignment. It should get better.

Ditto. Ask the vet if they do cold laser therapy as well. Sutra has it in conjunction with his chiropractic adjustments if he's especially out of whack. It helps :nod

Kristin in Moline, IL USA with Ozzie (MRL Crusin Clem), Clarice (Clarice McBones), Latte and Sage the IGs, and the kitties: Violet and Rose
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