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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.
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 dog can feel pain in its extremities lower than the spinal injury.
The most basic element of the nervous system
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The study of the spine after dye has been injected
The part of the back between the pelvis and the thorax
The term used to describe the movement of an animal
A change in the way that tissue is constructed; a sore
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.