|Barked: Tue Feb 19, '08 8:09pm PST |
|Wanda, your breed is another one that occasionally develops Syringomyelia - syrinxes down the spinal column of cerebral spinal fluid (which should really remain in the brain. This sometimes collects in pockets, most often at the top of the spine (neck area) and causes nerve pain.
I would hope that it would be something else - pinched nerve injury or something that can heal, but as many vets are not very aware of SM, and others only think it is only in Cavaliers, please keep this in mind if you cannot find any other cause.
SM News other breeds
Breeds with SM - 50% of SM patients are NOT Cavaliers, although they are the highest single breed represented.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,
King Charles Spaniel,
Staffordshire Bull Terrier,
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