IVDD slipped disc back pain -Shortcut Thru IVDD

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Indicators of a back pain

Symptoms for an IVDD slipped disc are not just back pain but can include loss of nerve function in the legs and bladder control.

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One or any symptom: back pain, nerve function loss:

  1. ▪️General indications of an IVDD slipped (herniated) disc pain is back pain (shivering/trembling, not wanting to move, not wanting to eat, yelping, tightened tummy, nose to ground if a neck disc).
  2. ▪️Weakness or loss of ability to move legs. (dragging nails, wobbly walking).
  3. ▪️Emergency situation: loss of complete leg use or bladder/bowel control such as finding urine or poop in the bedding or leaks when you pick up the dog. Rapid loss of function in a matter of hours is also an indicator of an emergency.

JUMP to the Emergency FAQ

If the above  symptoms currently describes your dog. Take quick action to get your dog to a vet:  EMERGENCY FAQ page: https://dodgerslist.com/2020/02/24/emergency-faq/

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Disc material escapes a torn (herniated) or slipped disc & presses on the spinal nerve cord to cause back pain. A herniated disc can result in severe nerve damage (leg paralysis and loss of bladder control). NOTE: human spine shown. The disc herniation process is similar in dogs.

Disclaimer:

This information is presented for educational purposes and as a resource for the dog IVDD community. The coordinators are not veterinarians or health care professionals. Nothing herein should be interpreted as medical advice and all should contact their pet care professionals for advice. The coordinators are not responsible for the substance and content contained herein and do not advocate any particular product, item or position contained herein.

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