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cauda equina claudication

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery: Cauda equina is a syndrome that causes numbness and weakness to the lower extremities from a severe compression of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A laminectomy : This syndrome is due to compression of the nerve tissue that can be from several causes. Depending on the cause & location of the problem, the surger ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Cauda equina syndrom: Cauda equina syndrome is a very serious matter and needs to be treated most commonly by surgery - I am not aware of any naturopathic treatments that w ... Read More
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: If the cauda equine syndrome is due to compression of the nerves of the cauda equine, the most reliable and effective treatment would be surgery to el ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rarely: Cauda equina syndrome occurs with severe compression (pressure) on the nerves in the low back. People have trouble emptying the bladder, numbness in t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on cause: Urgent decompressionn of offending structures for fractured bone anterior copectomy for disc herniation posterior decompression and discectomy and dra ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Very rarely: An epidural shot is a very safe and commonly used treatment for disc herniations and stenosis. A very rare complication from an epidural shot can be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If uncorrected: It can lead to paralysis due to either progression of cause of pressure or prolonged pressure on the nerves in that area.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, only after a : Really bad outcome from an epidural steroid injection. Epidural injections almost never cause damage to the spinal cord, but it is possible. And if th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Compression at base : Of spinal cord and early nerve roots in spinal cnal, which can be a serious emergency and would need surgical intervention. This syndrome includes not ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
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 pr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
MRI: The best way to see the problems in the cauda aquina region ( latin for horses tail, referring to the nerve roots) is an mri.

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