lumber spine damaged

sir/mam ,
my kitten 11 months old has injured her lumber spine .her back legs are like rope .i am giving her vit b-1 ,b-6 ,b-12 and verti disc .
what are the chances of her recovery and how long will it take

RESPONSE:

You didn’t mention whether your kitten is able to walk…either unsteadily or dragging the rear legs… nor did you mention if you had been to the veterinarian. However, I’m assuming that you have been to the vet because you know it is a lumbar spinal injury.

As long as there have been no other signs of additional trauma such as inability to urinate and/or defecate, then your kitten’s recovery is encouraging, especially because its younger and more resilient. Giving your cat vitamins is good. Vetri-Disc is a long term therapy that takes 3 weeks to 3 months for initial benefits to be seen. The reason for this length of time is that it takes time for the glycosaminoglycan it contains to build up in the system to work properly.

Typically, spinal cord injuries are treated at the vet’s with corticosteroids and diuretics to prevent the cord from further swelling. Cats with mild contusions or just bruising of the spinal cord will start to recover in a few days. However, if the cord has been severed, it cannot regenerate and paralysis will be permanent. If you have been to the vet and a cord injury was not seen, then there isn’t an issue. However, if you haven’t been to the vet then I suggest that you do. Spinal injuries are not to be taken lightly. I hope your kitty has a successful recover, even if it takes a while.

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