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Common causes of thoracolumbar pain


In an interview Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), reviewed common causes to consider when a patient is suffering from thoracolumbar pain.

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), who practices at Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency in North Carolina, explained why certain dogs are susceptible to thoracolumbar pain, plus the multitiude of conditions that can cause it, during an interview at the at the recent Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wininger will also be presenting sessions on neurology at the Fetch dvm360® Conference in Kansas City, Augustm26-28, 2022.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology): There's lots of other things to consider [when a patient presents thorcolumbar pain, including] cancer of the spinal column, infections of the spinal column, disco spondylitis, and even trauma can cause the thoracolumbar pain as well. One of the other things that we have to always consider is inflammation of the nervous system itself.

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