This handsome man is Scooter. He became suddenly unable to walk in his rear limbs while running in the yard. He was evaluated by Dr. Tanner and Dr. Williams at Banfield Pet Hospital of Austell who referred him to BVNS.

After evaluation by Dr. Neary, an MRI was recommended. This revealed a non-compressive nucleus pulposus extrusion (also called a low volume, high velocity or Type III disc) at L2-L3. This unique diagnosis can only be made with the use of an MRI. Based on the specific MRI characteristics, Dr. Neary predicted that Scooter has an excellent prognosis and didn’t need surgery!!

This photo was taken at Scooter’s 2 week recheck. He is doing great and has a completely normal neurologic exam!! Way to go Scooter!