The vertebrae bones are numbered, not the discs in-between the vertebrae.
What are CTL’s?
- C’s are for the neck (cervical)
- T’s for Thoracic (the chest, where the ribs are)
- L’s for Lumbar (after the ribs and before the hips).
The vertebrae bones are numbered, not the discs in-between (intervertebral) vertebrae.
C3-C4 for example means the herniation is between Cervical Vertebra 3 and Cervical Vertebra 4.
Knowledge leads to success
Beverly shared on Dodgerslist Facebook page how IVDD knowledge helped her dog.
Unfortunately, I found Dodgerslist the same day my baby was in surgery. But finding them was a life saver! They helped me prepare for his home coming with a list of everything I’d need for his recovery. They also educated me of IVDD.
Even after surgery my baby “went down” roughly 9 times in the next 10 years of his life & each time, I was able to bring him back to walking without surgery. My vet calls me a miracle worker but I couldn’t have done it without DL. I educated my vet & he distributed free DL pamphlets in his office. I hope that saved another doxie from the trauma & their owner from the expense of surgery.
DL advise, support & resources are invaluable! With DL & a few modifications to my home & yard, I kept my other 2 doxies safe from severe IVDD (one is now 17 yrs old). Sadly I lost 2 of my doxies at age 15 to other illnesses.
Knowledge is the power to fight the IVDD enemy and win!
Other IVDD topics
Surgery dogs can start water therapy for paralyzed legs as soon as the surgeon directs.
The pain of losing a loved one can be beyond difficult. It deserves your attention and time to process.
4 Phases of healing —The body has ability to heal disc damage with time and little movement