This lovely little lady is Piper. Piper is a nine year old dachshund that had yet to experience any outward symptoms of pain or spinal disorder. Her fur mom had had a previous doxie that had to undergo back surgery due to intervertebral disc disease, so she knew that was always a possibility with her new baby. Piper ended up having a severe case of IVDD at two levels of her spine. Her neck at the base was tender to touch, she could not hardly lift it, and the ability to shake was out of the question. In her lower back, Piper had another level affected by IVDD that had begun to get so bad that she was walking drunkenly and wobbled. It almost seemed as though she had no control or where she was placing her legs and she was clearly unstable. Needless to say this poor little girl was in pain and uncomfortable. It was slow going at first, in fact sometimes Piper would appear just a touch most “drunken” after an adjustment. Bit by bit, however, she began to stabilize. Her muscle spasms decreased, her wobbling virtually stopped, and her pain appeared to have gone completely. She could shake after her very first adjustment and after several treatments was able to do so with her entire body, without fear that she may tumble. Jumping, stairs, running, she can do it all now with no hesitation. This little girl managed to avoid some serious problems because her fur parents were so in tune with their little girl. She continues to get adjusted to maintain all the work her little body has put in, and to help protect her from future similar issues. Yay Piper!
This adorable kitty to the left is Louise. She is a lovely lady that is quite feisty. For the past year she has been getting adjusted because she had a lot of trouble with her forelimb along with twitching and spasms in her back. When she was younger, Louise actually got stuck hanging from a window from her one paw for several hours. Since that point she seemed to always have occasional issues with her front leg. Down her spine her entire back would twitch when being petted. Her mom thought perhaps chiropractic would help her situation, especially since it seemed to be structural. After a few adjustments, Louise had a great deal of improvement in both her legs and in her back spasms. She started greeting her mom in the morning and actually coming down for breakfast rather than staying up in bed. Now, after a year, Louise gets checked every couple of months just to make sure she hasn’t re-injured that front shoulder, and she couldn’t be healthier!
Sofia the beagle is one of our happiest and sweetest girls. She always lights up the room upon her entrance and loves to snuggle our mom when she gets adjusted. Hard to believe that she first came to see our mom with a not-so-good diagnosis of disc disease or disc bulge, and that she may not have a good outlook. Well her parents thought there may be more options, and at the suggestion of a friend, decided to try out chiropractic for their pooch. Well miss
Sofia arrived, tail between legs, lower back really hurting, and a slight limp in the back end. She wasn’t feeling herself and her parents were worried. After her first adjustment Sofia bounced back very quickly. With each adjustment Sofia continued to improve, the limp disappeared and the pain in her back lessened. Sofia is now 100% back to her old self, if not feeling even better. She continues to visit her chiropractor in order to maintain the correct structure, something her disc disease makes somewhat difficult. She is only lovely girl and our mom is glad she could help her feel better!