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Hello, thank you for using this site to help you with your problem. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years .
What I would be concerned about is a disc issue in the spine. In the lower spine it will effect walking, jumping, playing etc. IN the neck area the dog may not want to look directly at the owner or turn its head. What happens is the soft tissue in the disc that cushions the spinal cord turns hard and presses on the nerve causing pain. You can try giving aspirin if the dog is not on any other medication and give strict cage rest, outing for potty only and no climbing on anything.
I will direct you to a site for aspirin dosing. But this should only be given two days tops or ulcers can occur. you will want to get a more appropriate med from your vet because it is likely to happen again in the dogs lifetime.
A real problem to watch for is if the disc ruptures and the dog loses the use of the back legs. That is an immediate surgery with no time to waste.
Aspirin side effects: Don’t give more than a couple of days Make sure it is plain aspirin and not ibuprofen or Tylenol products
Picture of disc
lower spine http://www.petplace.com/dogs/intervertebral-disc-disease-thoracolumbar-area-in-dogs/page1.aspx