I read a statement from you regarding this issue sent in may of 2001. You stated that prednisone was a good treatment, however, surgery was necessary to relieve stress around spinal cord---is this always necessary or should it be considered last?
No, it is not always necessary. Every case is different. If the dog does not feel deep pain in the hind legs then surgery would give the best prognosis. Many cases respond to steroids. Most of all you need to be patient. vetcare