Use of physiatry as the sole treatment for three paretic or paralyzed dogs with chronic compressive conditions of the caudal portion of the cervical spinal cord.

Physiatry alone was used to treat 3 large (30- to 40-kg [66 to 88 lb]) mature (6- to 9-year-old) dogs that were tetraparetic or tetraplegic. All 3 dogs had myelographic evidence of multiple chronic compressive extradural lesions of the caudal portion of the cervical spinal cord. All dogs improved substantially after a course of intensive physical treatment… CONTINUE READING