International Association of Animal Therapists
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09/03/2016

Wobbler Syndrome

http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/neurology/cervical-spondylomyelopathy-wobbler-syndrome/

 

What is cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome)?

Cervical spondylomyelopathy, commonly referred to as wobbler syndrome, is a disease of the spine within the neck, resulting in poor transmission of nerve signals between the brain and the body

Wobbler syndrome is a disease of the spine within the neck, resulting in poor transmission of nerve signals between the brain and the body. There can be various morphological problems of the bones of the neck in affected dogs. Most frequently, these bony abnormalities predispose to problems with the intervertebral discs, which degenerate and protrude against the spinal cord. Accompanying problems are instability of the spine in the neck region, and reactive changes of the facet joints. These changes can result in further compression of the spinal cord.

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