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I am sorry to hear about Heidi's pain. What breed of dog is she? In my experience, when dogs cry out in pain and moves about to get comfortable it is often due to neck or back pain. Certain breeds are more prone to this.
Back pain can be hard to detect; sometimes you can feel some muscle tension along the spine but often we just try pain medication and rest and see if that helps. The best pain medications are by prescription such as nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, tramadol, and gabapentin. You need to see a veterinarian to get these.
You could try aspirin; how much does she weigh and is she eating? You can give one low dose aspirin per 15 to 20 pounds once to twice daily with food. Do not give ibuprofen or Aleve to a dog. If she vomits, do not repeT the aspirin. Please let me know if this is helpful and what other questions you have.