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Can you use Voltaren gel to help relieve back pain in your dog?
No! My vet said if my dog even licked a little bit of it she would have to induce vomiting and call poison control. I am supposed to use but am afraid to. My little dog licks everything!
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Answer Yes... About as well as water beds do. The weight is distributed more evenly due to the lack of certain bony areas supporting greater weight on said points. A…lso, make sure you get one that has cool foam.
As a general statement, the very best back stretches to relieve lower back pain are those that correct or improve a particular problem an individual has that is causing back p…ain. Doing muscle stretches for a normal or healthy area of the body will not be especially effective in helping reduce or control low back pain. This is why it is generally best to first consult with a specialist in low back pain (orthopedist, chiropractor, physical therapist) to determine the exact nature and cause of your back pain. Ask to have an exercise and stretching recommendation made for your particular problem that is causing your back pain. Having established that specific stretches for a particular problem will provide best relief of back pain, here are three very good general back stretches. These stretches often relieve low back pain because they stretch and relax muscles that are commonly tight for most people. Stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the low back daily is a great way to avoid the low back tightness and soreness that happens after prolonged inactivity, overuse or arthritis. Doing these twice daily (early AM and before bed) during an acute episode of back pain can be helpful to relieve pain and stiffness, as well as help prevent problems in the future. All stretches should be done to comfortable tolerance and should not cause pain or discomfort while doing them; stop immediately if pain occurs and consult with your doctor. Pelvic tilt - Lie on a padded surface, face up, with both knees bent, feet flat on the surface and arms resting comfortably at the sides. Notice the small hallow space of the low back that is not touching the surface you a lying on; this is the part of the spine you want to flatten in this exercise. Flatten the low back by tilting the pelvis; tighten the muscles of the abdomen (tummy) and allow the pelvis to roll backward so the front of the pelvis rolls upward toward the head. This will cause the small of the back to flatten and firmly press against the surface you are lying on. Stretch the low back by tilting the pelvis and flattening the spine for 5 seconds, then relax. Gradually build to 10 repetitions. Knees to chest - Lie on a padded surface, face up, with both both legs out straight. Bent one knee and raise it up toward the chest as you hold the knee with the hands and bring the knee further toward the chest. While pressing the knee to the chest, flatten and press the small of the back toward the surface you are lying on. An obvious and comfortable stretch should be felt in the low back. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Alternate with the other knee. Repeat 5-10 times. Piriformis stretch - The piriformis muscle is an important muscle of posture and movement; when it is tight it can cause back pain and leg pain (sciatica). Stretch the piriformis muscle by lying on a comfortable surface, face up, both knees bent and feet flat on the surface you are lying on. Raise one leg up and cross it over the other knee, so the back of raised thigh is resting on the top of the thigh that has not moved; the raised knee will be extended beyond the top of the other knee. Firmly pull the raised knee down and toward the chest, as shown in the picture, until a comfortable stretch is felt in the low back and buttock. Hold for 15-30 seconds. Alternate with the other knee. Relax, and repeat 3 times.
If it's bad enough that you can't walk, you might consider going to the ER. However, one thing to always remember is to NEVER ask up front for pain meds, no matter how bad the… pain is. If you do, you run the risk of not being taken seriously. Learn how to describe the pain (sharp, stabbing, burning, throbbing, etc.), and let them make the determination. Typically though, most of the time (about 95%) they're going to tell you to do non-surgical therapy anyway, and that's how you should proceed. Never even consider any type of spinal surgery unless you're looking at partial/total paralysis of a limb, or a wheelchair. Of course without pics there's no way to really be certain how bad it is, but the treatment is always the same for disk nerve problems, or back problems for that matter. If you're walking (however difficult, walking is a good sign), then all you really can do is stay off your feet and let things heal. Don't lift anything over a couple of pounds, and don't sit unless you absolutely have to. Lie down as much as you can; standing and sitting are the 2 worst positions when dealing with back pain, other than lying on your back. Keep in mind that bending or picking something up that has any weight could really aggravate it further. There are some things you can do to help yourself heal faster and make you more comfortable. After dealing with spinal issues for over 20 years, I can tell you that these work, and are a combination of traditional therapy and many years of experience. 1. The first thing to do is get pressure off your hips and spine. The easiest way to do that is to lay on your side, and put a large pillow or cushion between your knees (preferably one large enough to make your legs parallel to each other). The idea is to get pressure off the hips and the lower vertebrae. I still have to do it regularly, as I have permanent nerve damage in my own back. The other thing is to put a pillow behind your back, and one in front of you in a position that you can "hug it". That will keep you from rolling over onto your back when you're sleeping. If you can't lie on your side, then lie on your back with a cushion large enough under your legs to flatten out the small of your back. It's not ideal, but if the key is to get your legs high enough so that the pressure is off the lower spine. Back when I could still lie on my back, I used to actually lie on the floor with my legs on a couch - think being in a sitting position, only your back is on the floor. You'd be surprised how comfortable it can be. 2. Muscle spasms - One thing that makes nerve problems more painful in the back is muscle spasms. They're like a vicious circle; the nerve pain makes the muscles contract, which makes the back tighter, irritating the nerve more, and so on. I've used heat for years, but the key is using the right kind of heat. Ice does help some people, but the reason I don't use it or recommend it is that cold irritates already sensitive nerves, and though it helps reduce swelling in the short term, it also contracts the muscles, which causes more spasms and puts more pressure on the nerve. Still, everyone is different, so if it works for you, then give it a try. If you can find one at a local pharmacy, get a Thermophore pad - I've used one for 20 years, long before Chiro's started using them. They're an instant moist heat pad; it uses a flannel cover that draws moisture from the air, and it heats up within a minute or two. If they don't have one locally, you can get one at the Thermophore website (link below). Get the standard size (14"x27") with the switch you need to hold - the timer switch doesn't work very well. You need to find a way to relax the muscles further if you can. Heat will help, and getting pressure off the spine, but if it's bad enough you might consider asking your doctor for some Flexeril, which is a prescription muscle relaxer. These days it's the only thing that will still knock me out for more than a couple of hours, but you can just take half if you need to. 3. OTC Meds - Though I've long been a high-dose opiate patient, I still use a lot of OTC meds to reduce my dependence on them. 3 meds I take regularly are: a. Tylenol Extra-Strength Rapid Release Gel-Tabs - They work fast and extremely well. Just make sure you drink a lot of water / cranberry juice to keep your kidneys flushed. I take mine about every 6 - 8 hours, and even with my level of pain it helps make it tolerable. b. Bayer Back & Body Aspirin - It also works fast and does a really good job of easing the pain. You can't take as much of it as you can Tylenol, but I still use it in combination with it. c. Naproxen - Though I use prescription strength Naproxen, you can get it in a pharmacy as Aleve. Prescription strength is 500mg - Aleve tabs come in 220mg. Make sure you only take them every 12 hours. It's important to note that with myself, my pain tolerance is extremely high, and though the med combination above works, it's only good enough to keep me comfortable as long as my activity is really low. If the pain doesn't start getting better after a couple of days, then you'll need to see a doctor, but you should see one anyway, if for nothing else to get a note to allow you to stay at home and rest. Usually it takes 2-3 days before you start really feeling the difference if the nerve has been irritated or compressed. If the disk is herniated to the point where bedrest won't help, the next step will be a course of epidurals (steroid injection into the lower spinal area). While they hurt worse than the pain you're dealing with (and never ask to look at the needle), it does help if the disk is well enough that it can heal. Typically, they'll do one injection, and see how you're doing in a few days. If there's no progress, they'll do another. Though they will say that there's a course of 3 injections, in most cases if you've shown no improvement after the second injection, they'll start discussing surgical options.
take it to a vet! its obvious!
There are no safe human medications to give to dogs - the over-the-counter pain medications (aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, the generics, etc.) are all toxic and can cause fa…tal stomach ulcers. If you feel your dog is in pain and needs pain relief, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian. If needed, she/he can prescribe a safe pain medication for your dog.
Definitely not! In fact, they cause it and will make it worse. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am only answerin…g this for a connection I made. Yes you can easily argue that high heels are bad, and that you are most likely off balance, as well as they usually hurt your feet. Although here is my argument (I am lacking reference, please don't take my word for it unless you know its true or find information): In Asian cultures, they believe that if you have flexibility in your toes it will help with lower back. This is seen in a school called Takagi Yoshin Ryu. They have a way of sitting, or kneeling where they tuck their toes under (to raise up their bottom from the ground. This is in fact the same thing high heels are doing. Like I said don't take my word for it I don't have any sources.
Yes, at least for some dogs. Make sure to look for the chewable tablets, they're a lot easier to administer than the capsules. See the related link.
Unfortunately, there is no absolute or sure way to get an answer to your question unless you actually have the back surgery to learn if you do or do not get back pain relief f…rom the surgery. Many people do get considerable relief from back pain after undergoing back surgery, but many people do not. Of course, the majority of back surgeons who propose surgery to a patient in considerable pain will advise the patient to have surgery, but there is no way to know ahead of time if any back surgery will actually be successful to reduce or eliminate pain, or if the back surgery might even make the back pain worse. These unfortunate things do happen. Since the year 2000 there has been a trend toward doing less and less back surgery because of the poor outcomes and results in regard to not eliminating any pain and often making the pain worse and back more vulnerable to additional stress because of the removal of normal healthy tissue during surgery. As a result most spinal surgeons are far more conservative and less eager to perform back surgery. Good advice for the average low back pain sufferer is to invest at least six months of intense conservative treatment consisting of weight loss, spinal exercises to increase range of motion and strengthen low back muscle tone, use of acupuncture and/or spinal manipulation. or Alexander technique or related soft tissue to improve the condition of the low back before considering submitting to surgery.
Our vet told us we could give our dog 1/2 or 1/4 of a piece of Tylenol for her joints. I would ask your vet before you give your dog anything.
I am not a medical professional at all. I am simply a patient who was Rx'ed Voltaren for back pain. The pain covers a large area of my lower back and left side/hip …area. Having been giving no counseling about Voltaren either by the Doctor or Pharmacist, I assumed it was like the many other mostly useless creams, balms and oils this Doctor is prone to calling "miracle cures". VOLTAREN IS NOT LIKE THOSE. I did NOT notice the fine print that stated there is a "dosage card" taped to the inside of the package. Only 4 grams, meant to cover a small area can be applied at once. It appears to be designed for smaller targets like knees, hands, feet. I spread a liberal amount on my chronically painful lower back. Within 5 minutes I felt dizzy and knew I was soon to pass out. I went for my chair and fell into a deep slumber. I'm starting to believe that I was lucky to awaken. VOLTAREN MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY I plan to do some more research on Voltaren and back pain, but everything I've read so far suggests it is for joint pain. I happened to be seeing my Neuro the next day and brought it into him to look at. He also did not notice the important Dosing Card and blamed another med I've been taking for some time (though not that day) for my reaction. I'm a bit miffed that it was given for back pain and that neither the Doctor or Pharmacist counseled me about this medication and its apparent "off label" use. It says nothing on the Rx label about dosage. Yeah, if I had read several paragraphs into the info sheet I would have seen mention of the Dosage Card but we're not all perfect. When I mention to this Doctor that his other creams and gels don't work, he claims I'm simply not using enough. When I described my reaction to the prescribing Doctor, he just said use less. So I'm not perfect for not reading the insert in its entirety, but neither were 2 Doctors aware of the potential of overdose even when queried about it. Ask your Doctor about using Voltaren for back pain before trying it! R
yes take him to the vet immedeantly!
Somatics exercises relieves back pain by targeting the brain's motor cortex to reset the resting levels of the muscles. We've known since 1680 that pandiculations bring the mu…scles to rest. Somatics exercises are a system of pandiculations where you learn how to tune down the pain and stress responses by creating chemicals of relaxation. You can find Hanna Somatic Educators who will help you learn how to safely do the somatics exercises which are gentle, easy movements... and movement has been shown to be more effective than regular exercise when it comes to treating back pain. Aquatic Therapy There are many benefits when it comes to using aquatic therapy as a way to eliminate back pain. The most important reason that makes aquatic therapy so beneficial is that when a patient participates in this form of therapy, they can reduce and possibly eliminate all of their back pain completely. Another benefit of aquatic therapy is that it allows the patient to become stronger and gain flexibility and balance. The patient will not only be working toward getting rid of their back pain, they will also be getting in shape which will lead to an ultimately healthier lifestyle.
you can give your dog a half of a regular strength tylonol every 4 to six hours if it is in pain. but if you have a small dog give it less
i give mine Tylenol (Not a Wise Choice! ) A better safer dose Vet recommended is: 325mg of Buffered Aspirin 1 every 4 to 6 hours. For pain, inflammation and swelling, helps wi…th Arthritis in older dogs.
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If a dog has bent a claw back and it's sore and looks bloody what should be done to help relieve pain?
Just go to your vet !! God it probably hurts like hell I'm sure you dog is worth the money !!
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An injection of cortisone may help to relieve lower back pain. However, it is not the only treatment available and people will experience differing levels of efficacy.