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Trick has been to the Chiropractor and she said he had functional restriction of the  right sacriolliac joint and left knee the knee could have been causing him to fall wen peeing I’m not sure what it means and I’m not sure I’m treating him for the right thing with previcox daily 4cyte supplement and after him getting diahorrea after a arthropen jab that I should do it again as he was sick for 3 days and only just back to normal food and drugs thoughts please and can you explain what she means

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Hi, I’m a McTimoney Animal Therapist (similar to a chiropractor). I think what your chiropractor means by ‘functional restriction’ of a joint describes either a restriction in the range of movement of the joints, or a change in position of the joint itself, the latter being more appropriate when describing the sacroiliac joint. Sometimes a vertebrae can become restricted somewhere within its normal range of movement, i.e. somewhat ‘locked into postion’ which your chiropractor will be aiming improve by making ‘adjustments’ to the joints involved.

I too would suggest going back to your chiropractor for clarification as to the expected prognosis and how many treatments they expect your dogwill need, and how this is influencing your dog’s movement and posture.

I would also sleep advice from a therapist appropriately qualified in soft tissue work such as a veterinary physiotherapist or myotherapist as they will be able to advise you on any muscular issues which may be contributing to the symptoms you’re seeing.

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this is so difficult as I think many dogs are not being diagnosed appropriately, BUT it is the same in humans and it took £600 and lots of different therapists till I got a diagnosis for my shoulder issue.

Ask the chiro to explain themselves further

maybe get a 2nd opinion?

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Thanks Hannah I’m at a point with trick where I’m not sure if we are treating him for the right thing but he is still slightly lame in right front leg and stiff in the left knee so have contacted the Chiropractor to see what they say thanks for that

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Hey there

I am sorry but that isn’t an area I’m qualified in.

Firstly I would ask to speak to the therapist again. I would then ask for a second opinion if you’re confused, and see if another therapist/ chiropractor has the same findings.

I will ask Luisa to get involved xx

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