Acupuncture treatment for feline multifocal intervertebral disc disease.

  title={Acupuncture treatment for feline multifocal intervertebral disc disease.},
  author={Keum Hwa Choi and Sara A Hill},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  volume={11 8},
A 14-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was admitted to the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Minnesota for evaluation of severe hind limb ataxia, atrophy and paresis. Diagnosis based on physical examination, neurological assessment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was multifocal intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) with dorsal disc protrusion throughout the thoracic and cranial lumbar spine. The Oriental Medicine (OM) diagnosis (pattern identification) was painful… CONTINUE READING