Cervical disc herniation and quadraparesis

Oklee is a 6 year old labrador retriever.  In Early June, Oklee jumped off the bed and suddenly lost control of his hind legs.  Within a few hours, he was unable to move his front limbs as well.  His owners rushed him to the ER and he was diagnosed with a cervical spine injury.  Oklee started therapy on June 19th.  We have been performing Cold laser, dry needling, massage, spinal and extremity joint mobilization as well as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques to stimulate his nervous system and get him walking again.   After several treatments he is once again using his back legs and his front left leg to bear weight.  His right arm is also improving just a but more slowly.  His owners are thrilled with his progress and so am I!   Go Oklee!

 

Oklee gets cold laser on his cervical and lumbar spine to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.