IVDD Diagnostic Tools
Several tools are used to diagnose IVDD with each carrying a different cost and serving a different function.
Please use the guide below to access information about the various tools used by veterinarians in the diagnosis of Intervertebral Disc Disease [IVDD].
MRI [Magnetic Resonance Imaging]
The MRI provides the surgeon with the most accurate information possible and is the diagnostic tool chosen most often by DRBC. Unlike the myelogram, no foreign substances are injected and yet much better definition of the spinal column and herniated disc are mapped. Shown below are the MRI results for a dachshund with three ruptured discs.
- There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD. Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or OTC products on your dachshund.
- The information offered herein is for informational and educational and purposes only. Seek the timely care of a licensed veterinarian or veterinary surgeon if you believe your dog is exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms of IVDD. This website does not seek to diagnose or treat IVDD.