Pathologies of the spine in adjacent areas (caudally and cranially) after spinal surgery. This phenomenon is well known in dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy and is one of the major long-term complications after spinal surgery.
From AVOM viewpoint spinal surgery (in TLDD, CDD etc.) causes only local decompression, while AVOM corrects all vertebral misalignments, also addressing sites where subclinical intervertebral disc disease might be present. This results in 'decompression' where appropriate, in different places, and hereby AVOM treatment prevents the domino effect.