Treatment and care will depend on the underlying cause for the back and neck pain. In fact, your veterinarian will not want to minimize the symptoms with palliative care before the exact cause for the symptoms has been determined. Most activity will be restricted and a modified diet may be offered to help reduce obesity and further weight gain.
Medications may include anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids to bring down swelling and inflammation, and to help relieve pain. Patient monitoring and treatment for infections, along with preventative steps for avoiding -- or treating -- urinary tract infections may also be necessary.
For minor injuries the prognosis may be good. However, if the pain is related to a more severe injury or condition, your rabbit may need to cope with chronic pain and you may need to administer long-term pain management.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of paralysis that may be only slight; affects the way that an animal is able to move
Something that relieves a condition’s symptoms without curing the condition
The area along the dorsal vertebral column
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
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.