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Q: Torn disk

April 26, 2008 | By Serena E. | 1 answer | Expired: 2175 days ago

Serena E.

need some words of wisdom, some advise anything. my dog daisy (beagle) has been diagnosed today with a IVDP. if anyone has been thru this with there dog please drop me a line. i have been trying to research it on the net .
(interverbral disk problems)

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Jill R.
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Apr 26, 2008

do you mean a herniated (intervertebral) disk?
The intervertebral disk allows movement of the spine and is like a spinal shock absorber. There is two main types of management - conservative (pain meds, resting) for mild cases and surgical for moderate to severe cases. Prognosis would depend on the severity of the herniation and the clinical signs the animal is showing. If you are talking about something else, please clarify and I can try to help.

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