7 Common Back Problems in Dogs

Ruptured discs put pressure on the spinal cord causing weakness, pain, and paralysis. 

 Intervertebral Disc Disease   

Joint inflammation in the spine causes stiffness, difficulty moving, and discomfort.


Overexertion can strain back muscles causing acute pain, spasms, and limited mobility.

Muscle Strains

This progressive spinal cord disease leads to hind leg paralysis in older dogs.

Degenerative Myelopathy  

Partial dislocation of vertebrae compresses spinal nerves resulting in sensory loss.

Vertebral Subluxation

Some dogs are born with spinal abnormalities like hemivertebrae leading to instability. 

Congenital Defects

Both cancerous and benign spinal tumors press on the spinal cord and nerves.


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