At local aging segments of the spine it occur degenerative changes that lead to the formation of osteophytes - bony growths that lead to the merging of adjacent vertebrae or pinching.In addition, bony growths compress the nerve roots, narrowing the spinal canal and causing severe pain that can develop into paralysis.Also in this case affected external anular fibers, whereby the dog becomes less mobile.
pinched vertebrae most often seen in dogs, aged six crossed the threshold.
The cause of this disease may also be a violation of posture, low back pain, spinal injuries, hypothermia, metabolic disorders and even a hereditary factor.The main external symptom of crushing vertebrae is limited mobility of the lumbar spine.Soreness and stiffness do not allow the dog to jump and navigate stairs or inclines.The animal becomes hard to get up, his chest hardens, and the shape of the back may vary significantly.
Treatment pinched vertebrae
that the dog has not pitched partial or complete paralysis, you must pass a series of examinations.Typically, the patient pet prescribe a course of vitamins B and neostigmine, restores neuromuscular conductivity.Treatment can be done at home, performing the injection, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers.Also a veterinarian should designate drugs that stimulate the passage of persistent nerve impulse on peripheral nerve endings. With self-diagnose a pinched vertebrae can be confused with sciatica or lumbago, so do not panic prematurely.
For the treatment of this disease in dogs, there are special preparations like "Kvadrisol" and "Rimadyl".Medications designed for people who can not use!They can cause animal disorders of the stomach and bleeding.Sick dogs should be placed in a warm place (not under the battery!) And walks should be gentle - the stairs and sharp movements should be avoided.If the animal can not move independently, it can be done to him weak hind legs special pram, which will make him feel more independent and active.