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*Photos* The Power of Chiropractic Adjustments for my Hen :-)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Auventera, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Auventera

    Auventera New Egg

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    I wrote about my hen under my previous user name but I can't log in anymore to that account. I don't have access to that email anymore or know the password...but anyway, she broke her pelvis last summer and was completely paralyzed for a long time. I had no idea if she would live or not. I took her to an Avian vet and he diagnosed her with the pelvic fracture and prescribed extra calcium for bone density. It took some months of babying her along, but she eventually could walk again, though her gait was very tight and slow.

    Every six weeks, my wonderful equine veterinarian and chiropractic specialist adjusts my hen and it has made a HUGE huge difference in her gait and comfort!! When she began adjusting her, she had significant dysfunction in her left leg and range of motion was diminished to almost nothing. Through regular adjustments her leg is working perfectly again and she can run and fly like a normal chicken :)

    Mrs. Bert LOVES her chiropractic adjustments and is a very good patient for the procedure. I would absolutely recommend this for chickens with gait abnormalities due to injuries!


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  2. dawg53

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    Interesting.
    The way my back feels right now....I could sure use an adjustment $$$. :(
     
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  3. erinangele

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    Brilliant! It looks like she is enjoying her adjustments! I need to find out if my chiro would treat a chicken ;-)
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erin, if your chiropractor helps a chicken, keep it mum and thank them profusely. Human docs can get in trouble with license boards if they treat animal patients. The OP is truly blessed to know a veterinarian who is willing to treat a hen! Awesome.
     
  5. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: While I love bikes and racing, I don't often indulge, because most of the males in my family have had some serious injuries on bikes. Many broken backs. Nobody paraylzed yet... But some of us have broken their spines multiple times. Not me, not yet, and I'm keen to keep it that way.

    Obviously not saying you bungled your back on a bike, just that I notice in your avatar you're on a bike (if that's you) and I've yet to meet the biker with a good back; it seems to go with the territory, .

    Quote: It's an equine vet. Even footballers get treated by equine chiropractics. ;)

    It sure is an interesting story! I would not have thought it possible, given that chooks have a mostly fused skeleton. I've always been amazed at the info in horse magazines --- I've studied human health and nutrition, and other animals pet and livestock alike, and have not found anywhere near the quality of info anywhere else that I find in horse publications. Even the free ones you get around here. Equine vets are known around here as the folks you go to when you're wrecked, no matter what's wrong --- they know better than human doctors. Simply shocking stuff.

    Edit: I did once own a cat who had his lower spine smashed into a right angle by a little kid thinking you can throw a cat to some other kid like a stuffed toy.

    He was paralyzed for a good few months but a woman we knew massaged his legs and spine daily and he got back to walking again, from being completely unable to use his hind legs. Wouldn't have thought just massages could do that, but it did.
     
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  6. dawg53

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  7. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Eh? I think you've mistaken what I said. You mentioned you had a bad back and I said all the bikers I know have bad backs, but I don't know if that's how you got your back hurt, and now you're saying I'm stereotyping about you not having a good back... Confusing.

    Edit: think I've figured out the issue... You said you feel like you could do with an adjustment, which I took to mean you have a hurt back. I don't consider backs in need of adjustment if not injured. But maybe you do. That might be the confusion.
     
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  8. dawg53

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  9. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: That's good then. Interesting too, I've never thought good spines need adjusting or felt pain. That's stuff I'd associated with damage. I guess we all have different criteria for health and injury.
     
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