Canine neurosugery involves surgery of a dog's brain, spine or individual nerves. At Colorado Canine Orthopedics our expertise involves surgery of spine, particularly for dogs who have Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).
The most common canine spinal disorder is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). Intervertebral discs are shock absorbers positioned between the dog's vertebrae. Over time, many canine discs degenerate, protrude into the spinal canal and apply pressure to the spinal cord or nerve roots.
Clinical signs of a dog with a spinal disorder are variable and range from pain to paralysis. Clinical signs of a dog having intervertebral disc disease depend on the severity of the protrusion or herniation and location, which can be broken down into cervical (neck), thoracolumbar (mid-back), or lumbosacral (lower-back) disc disease.