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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Sophie. My name is Rebecca. I will do my best to help. I am a veterinarian with 30 years experience.
I agree with you that this could be a problem in the back, such as a bulging disc or pinched nerve. Since her reflexes were sluggish, that might also indicate a neurologic/back problem. Were any Xrays taken?
In addition to rest and pain medication, I might also try prescription anti inflammatory medication (carprofen, deracoxib, meloxicam) and possibly muscle relaxants (methocarbamol). A consult with a neurologist if she is not getting a better and if Xrays were normal would be my next step, if she were my own dog and these medications were not helping.
The weak legs, arched back and sluggish reflexes all indicate a possible disc/back problem. She may need more than just pain medication.
Let me know what other questions I can help with. Rebecca
How is Sophie doing? I hope you were able to see what I wrote. Let me know if you have any more questions about her.