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!
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