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Our dog, Athens, turned 3 in June. He is a mix of a Catahoula leopard dog , great dane, and probably some other things. He is 60 pounds, very active, and has had no health issues until now.
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In May, he began whimpering when he would stand up and would shake his head hesitantly. After a couple days, we brought him to the local vet and they tested for an ear infection, which came back positive. However, I knew this was only a coincidence. Over the next few days of giving him ear drops, his ear cleared up, but kept whimpering. I started to take videos of him when he would stand up to show the vet when we returned. After he whimpered for almost 4 solid seconds when he stood up, we knew we need to see anther vet.

The second vet appreciated the videos, and concluded something was pulled or strained in his neck because he wouldn't look over his shoulders. They they us a 10-day course of a muscle relaxant and an anti-inflammatory.

He seemed immediately better, but by day 10, he still kept whimpering. We then went back to the vet to get an x-ray and the attached images show that he has cervical spine bone growths on the top of his neck. The vet has never seen anything like it.
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Does this sound familiar to anyone? We are at a lost of how to help. We have also had blood work done and everything came back within normal levels. He is still in pain and still whimpering almost daily.

Any suggestions would be helpful because we don't know what else to do.
 

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I would research a reliable orthopedic surgeon if you can find one, and see if your vet who took the x-ray can refer you to them. It may be possible to 'shave off' the extra growth surgically, but I am in no way a specialist and cannot say for sure. In the mean time I would keep up with a maintenance dose of the muscle relaxants and a kidney-friendly pain relief such as buprenorphine to help make him comfortable until you can get him to a specialist.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help :(
 

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My unprofessional guess, is, nothing short of surgery will fix this. If he were mine, I would get him to a neurologist, let them make the recommendations as to how best to alleviate his pain, which you can't allow continue.
 
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