Sophie is an older rescue dog from an abusive background who has severe luxating patellas (back knee joints that pop in and out). Because she has had to accommodate for this, her back and hips twist when she walks and sits. Her front legs have had to work harder to support her weight. She has chronic pain and had reached her maximum dosages of pain medications. Despite all this she is a friendly and happy girl with an obvious zest for life! We first saw Dr. McCoy after we heard that she offered alternative/additional treatments for pain management for dogs with arthritis and joint problems. After just one session with Dr. McCoy, Sophie was walking straighter, sitting more normally and wanted to play outside in the snow for the first time in 3 years. It was pretty amazing!
We started treatment with once a week sessions and now follow up every month or so. Recently she began chewing on her front leg and turning her paw inward when she walked. It clearly was hurting. Dr. McCoy was able to release some adhesions in her wrist and after just one treatment she is no longer chewing or turning in. Clearly chiropractic treatment is part of the answer for Sophie. She will always have bad knees and arthritis but she now has a much better quality of life. I wish these treatments had been available to her much earlier in her life.