Animal Emergency Critical Care Neurosurgery MRI CT Scan
There are many diagnostics available that assist in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of numerous neurological conditions. Physical examination, x-rays, advanced imaging (CT and MRI), spinal fluid tap, and/or myelogram (an x-ray with contrast material injected to outline the spinal cord) are frequently utilized.
A few of the most common neurological conditions found are spinal cord compression, caused by ruptured disc, tumor, infection, fracture, etc.; and inflammation, via meningitis; or infarction (similar to a stroke).
Surgery can be performed to remove spinal cord compression to alleviate pain, incoordination, weakness, and even paralysis.