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].
The Wartenberg Wheel
This pinwheel-like structure is often used by veterinarians to help identify the vertebrae which have been affected by IVDD. The veterinarian will glide the pinwheel down the dog's spine observing the animal for pain or muscle flinching, thus identifying the disc in question.
- 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.