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Joe is an 11 year old Boxer who is a part of our family. Easter weekend, Joe couldn’t get up, eat or go outside to potty by himself. We took Joe to our veterinarian who diagnosed him with Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. CDM is a progressive disease of the spinal cord and presents with hind leg weakness and incoordination. It affects dogs over 7 years old and is commonly seen in German Shepherds and Boxers but affects other breeds as well.

Our veterinarian’s receptionist told us she had heard of others who used alternative therapies on their dogs with good success. We figured we had nothing to lose and brought Joe to see Dr. Christine.

Dr. Christine treated Joe with chiropractic, acupuncture and Magna Wave therapies. After the first treatment Joe rested quietly the rest of the day. The following evening Joe was able to get up and walk on his own! He was wobbly and weak but he was walking in his own. As the days progressed he got better and better.

At home we have followed up with short, leash controlled walks. We also do range of motion exercises with Joe’s neck and legs twice a day. Dr. Christine showed us these exercises and they are easier to do.

We highly recommend Dr. Christine to many others as her therapies are non-invasive and what do you have to lose!


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