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The Four Phases of healing during a disc episode

Never have any patience with pain. When Rx is correct, pain is in control within an hour. Pain stays fully in control right up to the next dose of pain meds.

PAIN

Never have any patience with pain. When the Rx is correct,  pain is in control within an hour. Pain remains in control right up to the next  dose of pain medications. MORE

SPINAL

CORD

SWELLING

The anti inflammatory drug (steroid or a non-steroidal NSAID) may take 7-30 days to fully resolve painfully inflamed tissue. During this time, pain medications are required to provide comfort for the dog and the ability for an owner to care for the dog without causing pain.  MORE

DISC

The body has ability to heal disc damage with time and little movement.  MORE

NERVES

Slow healing nerves may take more like months rather than days/weeks to heal.  MORE







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