Our patient Bitka experienced hind leg paralysis from intervertebral disc disease. The owners did not want to have surgery performed. Dr. Schmidt performed Acupuncture and Cold Laser therapy twice a week for 3 weeks, then once a week for 3 weeks, then once a month for 2 months. Rehab was performed in her wheel chair. She was able to walk by 4 weeks into the treatment and she made a full recovery! She did have a second episode of paralysis and she was again treated with acupuncture and Laser, and was again walking after week 1.
Bitka continues to love coming into the clinic for her sessions, when needed and just to say hello! She still wants to get in her wheelchair even though she does not need it anymore!
How Can Veterinary Acupuncture Help My Dog or Cat?
Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of your dog or cat’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
Relaxation of muscles is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating a generalized pain relieving effect.
Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs.
Your pet’s medications will not adversely interact with veterinary acupuncture treatment; therefore it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.
Pet Acupuncture Treatment Conditions
Acute and Chronic Pain
Degenerative Joint Disease
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Post surgical pain
Tendon/Ligament Injuries (Cruciate Injuries)
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