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What are the tests for cauda equina syndrome?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: History, exam, image
Trouble emptying the bladder, new and attended by numbness in the private area (and other symptoms) prompt a rectal exam. Urgent imaging (usually mri) of the low back confirms the diagnosis.
Decompression as soon as possible seems to improve the outcome.

In brief: History, exam, image
Trouble emptying the bladder, new and attended by numbness in the private area (and other symptoms) prompt a rectal exam. Urgent imaging (usually mri) of the low back confirms the diagnosis.
Decompression as soon as possible seems to improve the outcome.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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