Disc and Back Diseases

Disc and Back Diseases

Disc and Back Diseases

It can be hard to tell when your companion has back pain. Sometimes the signs of back pain in your companion are very subtle, so you really have to pay attention to the body language that your companion is doing. Some of the symptoms that you may see are:

  • Hunched back

  • Weakness or mobility is reduced in the limbs

  • Appetite and Activity is reduced

  • Incontinence

  • Diarrhea

  • Painful or reluctant to move head or neck

  • Anxiety has increased

  • Dragging legs while walking


After Doctor Pasternak diagnose what’s going on with your companion, he may prescribe Western and/or Eastern medication to help heal and control the pain naturally. Natural treatments and remedies are out there that can aid in your companion's recovery.


Acupuncture for natural healing helps reduce the pain and inflammation in the back or disc. It stimulates damaged nerves and muscles to heal and improve circulation. Going through this process can relax your companion in which they may even fall asleep during the treatment. Studies have shown positive results by doing acupuncture and other natural treatments.


Intervertebral Disc Disease is a spinal condition that hinders your companion mobility. IVDD is a spinal condition that can hinder your dog’s mobility when your companion gets older. The cartilage between spinal discs begins to wear down in which it’s normal foraging companions. It does degenerate over time. Preventing IVDD and back pain in your companion can be as simple as improving joint and spinal health like:


  • Regular, but appropriate exercise. Jumping from high places. Only if your companion can handle it

  • Watch your companion's weight because obesity can put pressure on various parts of the body

  • Fresh Raw food diet that can support the whole body with vitamins and minerals for fresh raw meat and poultry

  • Raw Milk and Raw Butter

  • Avoid inflammatory foods like grains or anything synthetic

Back pain in your companion may be common, but there are ways to prevent it and manage it naturally.


The best care that you can give to your companion is to work closely with Doctor Pasternak or a veterinarian to monitor his condition and determine the best course of treatment on any back issues that may come.

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