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Turnburnsis
Reg. Nov 2004
Posted 2020-09-15 8:35 AM
Subject: rehab kissing spine


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I go Thursday for my other horse that got diagnosed with kissing spine in the loin area.  I already sent the xrays to Dr. Honnas and he said he definitely canidate for surgery and with the problems I been having.

Im not really sure what I will do until I talk to vet and get more info on my horses condition.  I know that there is high percentage of surgery working but I cant find much on the rehab part.  and on the podcast they had talking bout kissing spine they mainly said aquadtread.

Im trying to figure out if I do the surgery when to do it depending on the rehab and bout how long it takes to rehab.  I know vet will tell me but really curious now lol  and if there a thread please let me know  I looked but cant find on the rehabbing part!

Thanks!

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roperqueen
Reg. Mar 2009
Posted 2020-09-15 8:54 AM
Subject: RE: rehab kissing spine


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Dr Honnas did the surgery on my guy July 2019. I was off for 4 months, i was told that depends on just how severe the condition actually is. If I remember correctly we had 6 + places fixed but could be off on that. He stayed down in Texas for a week then I brought him home. Complete stall rest for one month, small lot for another, pasture for a third and then I could start back riding/conditioning. I sent my guy to swim for about a month, he has been to the aquatread also. We have really struggled for the past year trying to get back to where we were a few years ago before his back was hurting so much. It took us a couple years to figure out it was his back, makes me really sad when I think about how much I put him through even though we tried to figure it out. Hell we were at the vet/chiro everytime we turned around. So we have been fighting body soreness since. I think we finally have everything worked out, he feels amazing, isn't sore anywhere. Now we are both trying to get past the mental block of our journey. I have to remind myself that LeRoy is fine and not sore. I also had to whoop his butt a couple times to remind him that he can in fact do what he is told and it won't hurt.

 

Good luck!! Do the surgery. It is totally worth the 4 month lay off to get your guy back!

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Turnburnsis
Reg. Nov 2004
Posted 2020-09-15 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: rehab kissing spine


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roperqueen - 2020-09-15 8:54 AM

Dr Honnas did the surgery on my guy July 2019. I was off for 4 months, i was told that depends on just how severe the condition actually is. If I remember correctly we had 6 + places fixed but could be off on that. He stayed down in Texas for a week then I brought him home. Complete stall rest for one month, small lot for another, pasture for a third and then I could start back riding/conditioning. I sent my guy to swim for about a month, he has been to the aquatread also. We have really struggled for the past year trying to get back to where we were a few years ago before his back was hurting so much. It took us a couple years to figure out it was his back, makes me really sad when I think about how much I put him through even though we tried to figure it out. Hell we were at the vet/chiro everytime we turned around. So we have been fighting body soreness since. I think we finally have everything worked out, he feels amazing, isn't sore anywhere. Now we are both trying to get past the mental block of our journey. I have to remind myself that LeRoy is fine and not sore. I also had to whoop his butt a couple times to remind him that he can in fact do what he is told and it won't hurt.

 

Good luck!! Do the surgery. It is totally worth the 4 month lay off to get your guy back!

That gives me a great idea on when to do surgery!  We are in the process of fixing new house that we completely gutted and we still have fences and utilites and quite a bit of work left to do and need it all done in less than 30 days and then need to move all our stuff and we close on our old place sometime in oct. and I also work 12 hr shifts and run a concession stand for an arena that is getting really busy again. 

I just wasnt sure bout if I can fit the rehab in if I decided to do the surgery now or if I should wait a couple months til the moving part over.  but if he on stall rest for a month and turnout for the other 2 mths. that gives me time to get everything else out of the way and then I will have more time to do the rehab part.  I am not going to skimp on that!

I'm thinking should do now so he be ready to get in shape in Jan.

 

Id love to be able to take him to aquatread afterwards once i got the ok but Im not sure if I can afford especially after paying for surgery.

 

thanks!



Edited by Turnburnsis 2020-09-15 10:10 AM
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JLazyT_perf_horses
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2020-09-15 10:40 AM
Subject: RE: rehab kissing spine



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I have been waiting to do mine, but my vet also discussed rehab with me as I'm trying to decide when I want to do mine. Similar to above response. My vet recommended when I start exercising her after the 3 months of rest, to lunge her for 2 weeks before getting on her. And suggested the other 2 weeks of the month I ride at a walk only and not everyday. He said it would be 2-3 months of slowly getting back into riding as normal. Which was the same thing I had to do once we started injecting her back too. I think it will vary between vets and specific horses. But I was told it would be 6-8 months from the surgery date before I'd have my horse back to normal. Hers is behind her withers though, basically where you'd sit if you were riding bareback. He suggested early winter, like November/December time becasue I live in IL and they're in more often due to weather anyway. And the cooler air helps with the inflammation, similar to how you're supposed to geld colts when its colder. And lack of flies to iritate them. And then by late spring/early summer you're back in full swing ready to go. I don't start running until May anyway so I wouldn't miss much of the season. I know one girl who had surgery on hers last fall and he's still a work in progress 

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