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What Are The Differences Between Conus Medullaris Injury And Cauda Equina Injury
The cauda equina is the "horses tail" of the nerves at the tail end of the spinal cord below the waist level. These nerves subserve the bladder, bowel, and legs. If the area is compressed (lumbar stenosis) or a tumor is present, the nerves can be damaged, which may cause initial neurogenic claudication (with activity) or leg ...Read more
cauda vs conus: The conus is still part of the spinal cord, and an injury here could cause weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder/sexual problems. Upper motor neuron problems occur (brisk reflexes, etc). The cauda equina is the bundle of nerves that the spinal cord terminates as. Problems here could cause similar symptoms, but lower motor neuron findings on exam. ...Read more
Doctor: If you have a history of lumbar disc herniation or spinal stenosis, check with your doctor to see if the compression seen on imaging studies warrants concern. If you have no history of lumbar issues, then your risk is extremely low of ever developing this condition in one's lifetime. There is no screening for this pathology for prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I really hurt when having needles stuck in me. What can be done to diagnose cauda equina syndrome?
Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have cauda equina syndrome. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?
Nerves damaged due to cauda equina, bladder not emptying.My urologist thinks of putting bladder placemaker. How much would be cost?I am so worried.
Ask: His office what is your out of pocket costs for everything to do with this procedure. ...Read more
I was treated for cauda equina syndrome by disectomy surgery . It's already more than 3 months but i still have issues with bladder . Any suggestion?
Long recovery: This can have a fairly extended recovery period. I would recommend continued close follow-up by urology. There are certain procedures that they can do if needed if this is a permanent issue. Generally, full improvement can take 6-12 months or longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal cord ends at upper lumbar spine (l1-2 level) and become a bundle of nerve roots, which look like horse tail. It passes bony tube inside the lumbar vertebrae while sending out nerve roots at each spine levels. You can easily visualize the anatomy on-line if ...Read more
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