Painful Dog Hindquarters After Injury
by Gina F.
(Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
My Boxer was chasing and tried to jump a fence, fell on the fence. He is unable to get up unassisted, has superficial deep and voluntary movement, hunched at T-L and slight drag , lameness left hind. Painful hindquarters, thoracolumbar. Can walk unassisted after he is helped up.
Took him in to the vet and this is the report:
SPINE November 12, 2014: Eleven images are provided.
FINDINGS: There is spondylosis at T12/T13 and L7/S1. The T12/T13 and
T13/L1 disc spaces are narrow and wedge-shaped. No disc mineralization is seen. There are no visible fractures or spinal malalignment. No aggressive vertebral lesions are seen. There is no visible thoracic or abdominal trauma or abnormality. No other significant abnormalities are seen.
PELVIS/STIFLES November 12, 2014: Two lateral views and a VD view are provided.
FINDINGS: There is no effusion in either stifle and no osseous abnormalities are seen in the stifle. The pelvis is normal. No other significant abnormalities are seen.
CONCLUSIONS: Suspected traumatic disc herniation at T12/T13 and/or T13/L1.
Disc herniation elsewhere and other spinal trauma cannot be ruled out.
Normal pelvis and stifles.
RECOMMENDATIONS: If there is not satisfactory improvement with medical management, spinal MRI or CT myelography would be recommended.
What do you recommend? because the vet says if he doesn't get better by today he will have to operate. And I don't see him any better.
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