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Bailey Walks Again – Paralysis Reversed

I want to share with you a very special story about a Bichon Frise, Bailey. Bailey injured his back while playing with his older and much bigger brother, a Labrador. The injury caused Bailey to be totally paralyzed from the waist down. In addition to being paralyzed he had no control of his urination or bowels.

His Veterinarian gave his family three industry standard options: (1) euthanize, (2) $10,000 worth of spine surgery, or (3) try an intense two-day steroid treatment. His family decided to try the steroids but after two days of treatment there was unfortunately no change. Their vet informed his family that there was no hope of Bailey ever walking again and suggested that they purchase a wheelchair and let nature take its course. Bailey’s family refused to give up on him and out of curiosity asked their chiropractor if an adjustment could help Bailey’s injury. The chiropractor referred them to me.

Within a week after his first adjustment, Bailey regained some feeling and tried to stand. Two months later, BAILEY WAS WALKING! His back legs were still weak from inactivity, but they were getting stronger every day. He had also regained COMPLETE CONTROL of his urination and bowels. While Bailey’s recovery is not typical, it proves that chiropractic can be very powerful and should always be considered as a possible treatment. Ultimately my goal is to prevent debilitating injuries like the one that paralyzed Bailey. This is especially important in certain breeds that tend to have spine injuries. If your dog has ever had a back injury or is a breed that is susceptible, you may consider having your dog’s spine checked. It can ultimately save their life.

I hope this story inspires you. It certainly has inspired me to spread the word about chiropractic! Success stories like Bailey’s are what motivate me to be in this glorious profession.

Yours In Health,
Dr. Kathleen Inman
Richland Animal Clinic
6109 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 356-6534

Through personal experience with the healing art of chiropractic care, Dr. Inman decided her career. She is now a certified animal chiropractor who believes in the importance of wellness care and alternative treatments for animals. Dr. Inman runs Richland Animal Chiropractic and is available by appointment to adjust dogs, cats, horses and all other creatures in need of assistance. She also makes house calls! Her dog Sophie is the silly, fluffy, red love of her life.

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adrienne scott - May 13, 2010 - 7:46 am

That story is amazing!!! And an adorable Bailey!

Kathryn - May 13, 2010 - 12:00 pm

This makes me SO happy!

karyn - May 17, 2010 - 11:17 pm

GREAT NEWS!!!! Song says they are a simple dog.. Not really they work their way into our hearts and take a piece of it when they go!

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