When one U.S. family brought their weeks-old baby, Luca, home to join their family, they thought their perfect new puppy was just like every other healthy dog.
However, the family quickly realized that something was wrong and could tell that Luca was in pain when she moved. After bringing her to the vet, they found out that Luca was suffering from Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD), a serious condition where disks between the vertebrae bulge into the spinal cord, which causes pain, nerve damage, and paralysis.
By the time Luca was just four years old, she was already paralyzed in her back legs, and the family decided to have emergency neurosurgery to fix the condition. And although the surgery was a success, Luca had to relearn how to use her legs.
In order to help Luca along the long road to recovery, her owners took her to Animal Acupuncture in New York to see if it could improve her condition. “In all candor, I was a doubter that this treatment would make any difference,” said Lou, Luca’s owner.
Yet just after one treatment, the family could tell Luca had improved. “Luca seemed to be stronger, and more mobile even after one treatment, with further improvement after the second one,” Lou said. With the help of acupuncture, Luca was soon back on her feet and has even started running again.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment Luca starts running after years of pain and paralysis.
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