I have two dachshunds with IVDD, one permanently paralyzed. In addition to finding a good vet in the Bay Area, you should visit these two resources below. Both will respond to your posts fast if you have questions. Dodgerslist has a database of Vets who are experienced with IVDD. If you have any general questions you're welcome to contact me off the list. My name is Marshall and I live in Carmel, CA. I have six doxies total. In the meantime, if you haven't already, put your dog in a create to limit movement.
From: Jacqui Guenther <[address removed]>
To: dachshund-448 <[address removed]>
Sent: Mon, Jun 16,[masked]:58 pm
Subject: [dachshund-448] Doxie with Back Problems