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.
This progressive spinal cord disease leads to hind leg paralysis in older dogs.
Partial dislocation of vertebrae compresses spinal nerves resulting in sensory loss.
Some dogs are born with spinal abnormalities like hemivertebrae leading to instability.
Both cancerous and benign spinal tumors press on the spinal cord and nerves.