Saturday, January 29, 2011

Adjustment #3

Heffner had his third chiropractic adjustment yesterday. He's holding the adjustments really well thankfully. She did a deeper adjustment yesterday, so he's getting 48 hours of inactivity, which will be followed by another two weeks of the reduced activity until his next adjustment. At our last adjustment she had said that there was a possibility that I would be able to start back to some light jogging depending on how things go. Unfortunately we won't be going back to that just yet. She's not quite okay with where his pelvis is at yet and wants to give his muscles more time to adjust to their newer, more correct positioning. It makes sense and I certainly don't want to undo any of the good that we've experienced so far. So for Heffner it's going to be more of the same walks. He's definitely starting to get more antsy now. He's been handling the reduced activity quite well all things considered, but I can tell that it's starting to wear on him. And from a selfish stand point, I miss having him on our runs and our hikes. I feel so lopsided going out with one dog.:0/

Tomorrow Bess, Adam and I head up to the mountain for some snowshoeing with friends. I'm looking forward to it. Poor Heffner will be stuck at home while we're out, which makes me feel horribly guilty. Which also means that he'll get an extra special walk when we get back. I'll have a more entertaining blog post and pictures tomorrow!


rottrover said...

Bart has a 'pinched nerve' in his neck. The vet gave him the usual cortizone and muscle relaxers -- he was crying out when he moved -- but I also took your advice and have found two local chiropractors as follow up. My regular vet even called back with a chiropractic reeferral! Thanks for the info -- I'd read your post earlier in the month -- and I'll keep you posted on his progress! The approach totally makes sense to me.

Lindsay said...

I'm glad my posts helped! Hopefully Bart will have simialrly positive results from his chiropractor.