My mother has a basset that is 5 years old. He was fine and she went out one day and when she came back he was in a lot of pain and could barely walk. She took him to the vet and he put him on steriods and muscle relaxers. The vet really didn't see anything in the x-rays but said the disc 3 and 4 are little closer and that is where is pain and discomfort can be coming from. Two weeks have gone by and my mom isn't seeing any results from rest, steriods and muscle relaxers. I have been doing research on the internet and have read about accupuncture and homeopathic drug nux.vom 6. I guess I am trying to find out if anyone else has had a similiar problem and if so what suggestions they may have. We hate seeing him being uncomfortable and we want to do what we can. Any suggestions would be great.