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    04-17-2014, 12:56 PM
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Foal
Back Problems

MY 12 year old gaming pony has had back problems for a while. I've treated it with regular chiropractic visits for years until this past one.
He's been turned out 24/7 so he's constantly moving and his back didn't give issues. But now, he's showing his signs again.
He holds his head either down to the ground or stretched out and twisted to the side, when we longe or ride. He hasn't tried throwing a buck but since I know he's hurting, I haven't been riding him so he doesn't resort to those methods. The past couple of days, he's been acting aggressive. Not super mean, but just letting me know he's in pain (threatning to bite, picking up his back feet, etc.)
I've tried calling my old chiro but I haven't heard back(I don't think I have the right number either)
Is there any massages or stretches I can do to ease his pain until the chiro comes out?
Are there any other good chiros near Pittsburgh PA?
Thanks bunches guys!!
     
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    04-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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Green Broke
Call your vet and get him some Robaxin. Bute will probably also help in the mean time.
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    04-17-2014, 01:12 PM
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Yearling
I know of a chiro/massage therapist in Beaver County. PM if you want her number.
     
    04-17-2014, 08:31 PM
  #4
Showing
Sounds like he's in quite a lot of pain. He needs a vet now, IMO, while you're looking for other therapists that may also help.
     
    04-22-2014, 03:13 PM
  #5
Foal
Well the guy came out...I can't believe how messed up he was!! The guy just laid his hand on Spirit's withers and my horse almost fell over! But everything is good now thank goodness! Thanks for the help guys!
     
    04-28-2014, 11:57 PM
  #6
Yearling
Was it some cool, older hippy looking fellow with crazy gray hair? He worked on my mare and did her wonders! She did the same thing. He pressed on her withers and she just about sat down!
     
    05-06-2014, 02:44 PM
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Foal
Yup! Lol I used him when I was up with you too and I liked him then! I think I'm going to call one lady who lives in the area since him driving two hours everytime I call him might be difficult lol
     



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