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Can you prove a slipped disc?

Can you prove a slipped disc?

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) usually provides the most accurate assessment of the lumbar spine area, showing where a herniation has occurred and which nerves are affected. Often, an MRI scan is ordered to aid surgical planning. It can show where the herniated disc is and how it is impinging on the nerve root.

What does it mean when a cat has a slipped disc?

A slipped disc in cats is termed intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). This rather rare feline disease is a condition of neurological dysfunction the spinal cord.

What to do if a cat has a ruptured disc?

If Kitty has a ruptured disc, her treatment will depend on how severely her spinal cord has been damaged. If she’s suffered minor damage, the vet may prescribe medication, such as steroids and anti-inflammatories to manage pain and reduce swelling of her spinal cord.

Can a cat have intervertebral disc disease?

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Cats. Although intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is seen less frequently in cats than dogs, it is still a serious condition. IVDD occurs when the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space.

How can I tell if my cat has a disc in his back?

In cats, the discs more commonly bulge in the neck and upper back. Examination by your veterinarian will include a complete neurologic exam, which will help identify where in the spinal cord the injury is located. Plain X-rays may show an abnormal area in the spine.

A slipped disc in cats is termed intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). This rather rare feline disease is a condition of neurological dysfunction the spinal cord.

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Cats. Although intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is seen less frequently in cats than dogs, it is still a serious condition. IVDD occurs when the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space.

In cats, the discs more commonly bulge in the neck and upper back. Examination by your veterinarian will include a complete neurologic exam, which will help identify where in the spinal cord the injury is located. Plain X-rays may show an abnormal area in the spine.

What kind of disc herniation does a cat have?

Made up of a gelatinous substance surrounded by a thick outer layer, intervertebral discs are basically the shock absorbers of the spine. There are two types of disc herniation seen in cats: Type I and Type II, of which Type II generally has less severe signs and symptoms. Symptoms of IVDD may include: