Saturday, July 21, 2018


We have a very good success rate with paralyzed dogs at Franklin Road Animal Hospital.  I learned a technique from Dr. Lynn Parker in Charlotte, North Carolina when I left vet school in 1973 that was more successful than the surgery that was being done at Auburn University.  We are usually able to get a paralyzed dog up and walking again without the major expenditures and trauma of surgery and in a short amount of time.  To my joy the animals are usually back functional much earlier than the three weeks I normally project. 

Within the last few years I have found that most of these dogs have underlying food allergies that are causing their nutrition to be impaired.  This poor nutrition causes a lack of health of their discs which leads to a functional prolapse and damage to the spinal cord.  This bruising of the spinal cord needs to be resolved as soon as possible.  At F.R.A.H. we normally determine chiropractically the location of the lesions which are treated conventionally with DMSO, clinical steroids, and enzymes depending on the longevity and severity of the impairment.  Chiropractic adjustments are often begun along with therapeutic ultrasound treatments and magnetic therapy.  After the initial treatments, supplementation to correct the deficiencies and underlying food allergies are addressed along with the inflammatory conditions producing the impairment of function.  The role of prevention of future paralytic episodes is also strongly addressed. 

If you live close to Middle Tennessee we can treat your pet at the clinic, but if you are in Montana, Maine, or even Ireland, we can help with the allergies, inflammation and prevention protocols by a holistic method and recommend supplementations.  You can get a chiropractor in your area to do ultrasound therapy, chiropractic adjustments and pulsing magnetic therapy to help turn the dog around.  

If you live far away you can phone or email us for instructions on how to provide the materials for us to be able to do long distance care. (615) 377-6457 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it