My rattie is experiencing nerve pain.

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Barked: Tue Jun 5, '12 12:33pm PST 
My 4 year old neutered male rattie (who is without a doubt the BEST dog ever) has an ongoing problem with occasional, sudden sharp pain, which appears to be in his hindquarters - where his tail begins or sometimes the outside of his thigh. He will suddenly yelp, and run forward almost as if something had bitten him hard. There is no lameness and no lasting symptoms - just these brief, sudden episodes. Most often, he is lying quietly when it occurs - sometimes it wakes him from a sound sleep. There is no history of similar problems with his dam/sire or siblings. His anal glands have been checked. He is now seeing a pet chiropractor and this is helping but none of us can figure out what is causing the problem. Has anyone else come across similar symptoms??

BTW, this is our first rattie and he is an absolutely amazing companion. But I am preaching to the choir - if you are on the rattie forum, you already know how great they are!