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Old 02-24-2016, 04:12 AM
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Hello everyone. This advice technically is not for a chihuahua but for a dachshund. My mother's six year old dachshund ruptured 3 disks in his back. He has had laser therapy treatment but the vet is recommending acupuncture to get him walking again. Has anyone experienced this before? We basically want to know if this treatment has helped anyone and if it is painful. Any advice or stories you could share would be very much appreciated even if you yourself have e had acupuncture. My poor mother lost her husband about 4 years ago and we got her this little rescue dachshund about a month after my father passed. She let him sleep in bed with her since the first night and it was the first night she slept all the way through in months. He has been such a great comfort to her and I'm really worried she will lose him. Thank you for reading!
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:19 PM
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Usually they do surgery on the back. Does the vet think that surgery is not indicated? As for acupuncture I've heard great things about it. I have also heard it doesn't work. So I say, try it. It does not hurt. As the needles are put in, it may be a tiny bit uncomfortable. Some acupuncturists use electricity also. Like a TENS unit. Again it doesn't hurt. Is this dog walking at all? Good luck.
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