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Sky and her Partial Paralysis

Meet Sky! This perfect little munchkin was fine one minute and shortly thereafter she couldn’t use her back legs or her front legs. She was dragging herself around and seemed to be in significant pain. After a visit to the vet, she was diagnosed with IVDD and was recommended to do an MRI and surgery. She was prescribed prednisone and pain medication in the meantime.

Sky came to see us two days after the initial incident and at this point she had regained control of her front end, however her back end was not working. She couldn’t pick herself up and she would drag. Her mom would support her with a towel under her back end so that she wouldn’t tear herself up. Sky never lost her bowel and bladder control initially.

After her first visit, Sky began to regain control. Though the initial getting up part was still a little labored, she could do it and then walk close to normally without any assistance! Sky has been seen three times in the past three weeks and she has come a long way. She went from paralyzed to walking in a short period of time as the pressure on her spinal cord was released. Between chiropractic adjustments and at home exercises this girl has made a near full recovery, yay Sky! Check out her video below.

 

Sky Before and After!

Annie’s Partial Paralysis Reversal

Annie the sweet weim was always a healthy girl. She was active, happy, and never had any real health problems until she hit about nine years old. Suddenly she lost function in her back legs and things were looking quite bleak. Her fur dad sees a chiropractor himself and when he made mention of the issues his sweet girl was having, his chiropractor recommended a visit for Annie as well. Because of that referral, Annie has a new lease at life.

 

Annie came to see us one night and she had very little control of her hind end. She had to be helped up and supported underneath her backside in order to move forward. It was as if her back end and her brain were not communicating, or more accurately it was like her brain was speaking English when her back end only spoke German. Though Annie did have feeling in her back paws, once again her conventional options were limited.

 

Annie was probably one of the closest things to a miracle dog we have ever seen. Larger dogs struggling with paralysis often have a much harder time regaining function than small dogs simply because of size. Carrying around a much larger load makes it difficult to exercise without causing too much damage. Annie, however, defied the odds and within one week of her first adjustment was back up and walking with no added support. After two adjustments Annie was back to her normal self. It’s hard to believe she went from paralyzed to walking in less than one week without any medications or surgery. Check out her before and after video to watch Annie’s progress.

Annie’s Before and After

Sir Francis the Pug Walks Again

partial paralysisThis handsome hunk of pug is Frank, Sir Francis Oliver Poops-a-lot King of the Panty Raiders, to be exact. Frank is a teenager with the personality of a puppy. He wants nothing more than to cuddle, be petted, and basically be your best friend. As he’s aged, Frank has really started having trouble with his back end. His legs have become weak, his muscles have atrophied a bit, his spine has become arthritic, and he has a habit of dragging or falling in his back end more often than standing upright. It started to become of real concern when Frank was really struggling to maintain a walk without falling over, and then also not being able to get back up. He really wasn’t able to walk, rather he would drag himself unless he had some help.

 

When Frank started getting adjusted, we weren’t quite sure how quickly he may respond to his improved mobility. As is common with senior dogs, fighting arthritis can be an uphill battle depending on how long it’s been present. We would soon find out that Frank had a lot more fight left in him as he began to improve rapidly. In the beginning, Frank could hardly pick himself up after a fall or he’d need help. After his first adjustment he seemed to be able to recover faster than before. By the time he’d been adjusted three times Frank was like a new knight.

 

First, he was not falling over nearly as much as he did originally. He was able to pick himself up when he did and the crossing over of his back legs had diminished. His muscle tone improved tremendously and the mobility in his back was fifty percent better than what it was. He was like a rocket ship on slippery floors and once he got moving you really couldn’t stop him. Frank continues to surpass our expectations at each visit, and we are so happy his fur dad decided to add chiropractic to his regimen!