Our Dachshund Cas was attacked by a large dog during his daily walk: the dog grabbed him by his neck and shook him roughly. From the outside, no injury was apparent, but two days later Cas could hardly step out of his cage and walking was very hard for him. He only wanted to lay down and was shaking all over his body, you could see from the look in his eyes that he was in a lot of pain. Later that day, it all went better and Cas could even run again. But the next day, the functioning of his hind legs became progressively worse. We went to our vet and he diagnosed a hernia, for which Cas got medication and the advice to rest.
At the internet we found the address of orthomanual therapist dr. Aharon, who is very experienced in treating Dachshunds. Dr. Aharon diagnosed a hernia grade 3 out of 5 (with 5 being worst), and found 3 vertebrae that were misaligned. She corrected the position of the vertebrae by means of orthomanipulation and prescribed complete rest. She also advised us on some exercises we had to do 6 times a day with Cas. We also had to give less medication gradually.
Cas improved very well and at the next appointments to check the progression, dr. Aharon concluded that he was progressing very well and his vertebrae were still in the right position. We were advised to gradually rebuild his condition, but Cas is not allowed to jump or walk on stairs anymore. Now, almost 1 year later, Cas is completely healthy again, thanks to dr. Aharon.