Neuro Corner

Answers for the IVDD community

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Neuro Corner Answers

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  • 2 Treatments for a disc episode
2 Treatments for a disc episode
  • Crate Rest
  • Humped or arched back
  • Fat graft during surgery
  • Large Breeds
  • Questions  to ask a neurologist
  • Magnesium w/SCI
  • MRI and conservative  treatment
  • Multiple  disc episodes
  • Multiple  episodes rare?
  • Popping sound  in the back
  • Root signature pain
  • Seizures linked to IVDD?
  • Sleep position?
  • Sling use with wobbly legs
  • Stomach protection
  • X-ray does not prove a disc episode
  • After Crate Rest
After Crate Rest
  • Activities after Conservative Treatment
  • Deep Pain Sensation (DPS)
Deep Pain Sensation (DPS)
  • Prognosis for walking
  • Regaining  deep pain sensation
  • Disc Episode
Disc Episode
  • Cart dogs. Multiple disc issues?
  • Multiple  surgeries?
  • Questions  to ask a neurologist
  • Removal of disc material
  • Second surgery  soon after the first
  • Seroma, Post-op fluid under skin
  • Surgery  indicators
  • Expressing
  • Tense during expressing
  • Imaging
  • Re-imaging
  • Myelogram- head tilting
  • Myelogram vs MRI vs X-ray
  • MRI
  • X-rays
  • Living with an IVDD dog
Living with an IVDD dog
  • Fear of IVDD
  • Will IVDD affect other diseases?
  • Are leg spasms IVDD related?
  • Medications
  • Doxies are  not little people
  • Meds prevent future  herniations?
  • Panting
  • Steroids vs NSAIDs
  • Steroid when there is a dramatic decline
  • Stomach protection
  • Timing  of pain meds
  • Vaccinations  for an IVDD dog
  • Pain
  • Grunting
  • Humped or arched back
  • Myelomalacia
  • Myelomalacia vs  Coonhound
  • Paralysis
  • Panting
  • Random episodes  of pain
  • Re-imaging
  • Root signature pain
  • Scar tissue
  • Timing of pain meds
  • Procedures
  • Dental  anesthesia precautions
  • Fat graft  during surgery
  • Laser Disc Ablation
  • Therapy, Aids
Therapy, Aids
  • Back Braces
  • Chiropractic  Therapy (aka VOM)
  • Gait after surgery
  • Laser Therapy  contraindication
  • Penis comes  out of sheath
  • Wheelchair for  rear sway
  • Spinal Cord healing
Spinal Cord healing
  • Expectation for SCI healing
  • Penis comes  out of sheath


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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