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 distributedmore evenly due to the lack of certain bony areas supportinggreater weight on said points. Also, make su…re you get one that hascool foam.
Where is the pain?
It does for some
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.. H…aving 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!.
yes take him to the vet immedeantly!
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 !!
take it to a vet! its obvious!
Definitely not! In fact, they cause it and will make it worse. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am only an…swering 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.
Stretching can greatly reduce low back pain. Try some of these stretches a few times a day if you have a tight, sore back. Many of these are based on yoga poses. . Cat/cow… stretch - Get on your hands and knees on the floor. Arch your back up and tuck your chin under (cat stretch). Then, while exhaling, arch your back down and bring your chin up. Repeat several times. . Child's pose - This is one of the most relaxing poses in yoga. Get on your knees on the floor with your arms outstretched in front of you. Move your hips back so your butt is resting on your heels. This is great for releasing tension in the low back. . Knees to chest - Lie on the floor and bring both knees to your chest, hugging them. Alternate with each knee as well. . Back rotation - Lie on the floor with your knees up and feet on the ground. Keeping both knees together, rotate your legs to the right on the ground. Look over your left shoulder to feel the twist. Repeat on other side. To prevent back pain, avoid lifting heavy items. If you must, make sure to bend your knees when you lift. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. If you work at a desk job, walk around every hour or so to give your back a break.
The pharmacy's do not know what happened, there is not a recall it is just no longer available, at least in the states.
B/c it's selling faster than it's being supplied to the stores.
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.
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.
A zero gravity chair can help relieve back pain by relieving natural stress that exists on the spine because of gravity, as well as allowing for better circulation of blood in… the back.