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Paralysis Due to Spinal Cord Lesion in Cats



Treatment is directed toward repairing the damage caused by the thoracolumbar spinal cord lesion, which may involve spinal surgery. If adequate spinal cord function is restored, Schiff-Sherrington phenomenon can be resolved. However, there is no specific course of treatment currently available.


Living and Management


The exaggerated posture may persist for days up to several weeks, but this is not an indication of a hopeless prognosis. With rapid and aggressive treatment, your pet may recover, especially if the cat can feel pain in its extremities lower than the spinal injury.