Today's Daily Dose: Spinal pain

Today's Daily Dose: Spinal pain

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Feb 25, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“While many dogs with spinal pain will vocalize, some may exhibit more subtle signs, such as tremors, difficulty rising or an altered body posture. Dogs with cervical pain often maintain a ventroflexed position of their head and neck. Dogs with thoracolumbar pain may have a hunched posture, while those with lumbosacral pain tend to keep a lower or 'tucked' tail position.”

—Jeff D. Brourman, DVM, MS, DACVS

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