Paralysis and spinal pain

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Spinal disease is a common presentation in practice. Dogs with spinal disease can present with a range of signs, including pain (which can be quite difficult to localize), ataxia, and paresis or paralysis. This chapter focuses on clinical examination, differential diagnosis, further investigations and common conditions.

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16.1 Delayed placing reaction due to reduced conscious proprioception in a 4-year-old Dachshund with intervertebral disc disease, demonstrated using the knuckling test.
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16.2 Evaluating the patellar reflex.
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16.6 Lateral lumbar spinal radiograph showing a luxation at L3–L4. (Courtesy of Dan Ogden)
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16.7 Dorsoventral myelogram showing an extradural spinal cord compression on the right side in the region of L2–L3. (Courtesy of Dan Ogden)
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16.8 Sagittal T2-weighted MRI scan of the thoracolumbar spine, showing cord compression due to disc extrusion. (Courtesy of Dan Ogden)
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