Q. My Dachshund is in a lot of pain. She has back problems and I can't afford surgery for her. Is there something I can do other than the surgery.
A. Alternative to surgery is medical treatment with pain killers, physiotherapy, acupuncture. There are conditions of spinal cord where medical treatment can be as successful as surgery but there are spinal problems when surgery is the only options. I would suggest you to get back to your vets to discuss available treatments and ask if medical treatment is an option for your dog.