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Lumbosacral stenosis Owner Factsheet

Large-breed, middle-aged dogs (particularly German shepherds) can be affected by lumbosacral stenosis (a compression of the spine in the lower back). This can be caused by a variety of abnormalities, including misalignments, malformations, bony changes/arthritis, or instabilities that compress the spine in the lumbosacral area.

What is lumbosacral stenosis?

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What are the signs of lumbosacral stenosis?

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What causes lumbosacral stenosis?

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How will my vet diagnose lumbosacral stenosis?

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How is lumbosacral stenosis treated?

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