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Is cauda equina syndrome caused by epiderual?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rarely

Cauda equina syndrome occurs with severe compression (pressure) on the nerves in the low back.
People have trouble emptying the bladder, numbness in the private area; they may also have leg pain (usually both sides), numbness, tingling, weakness. For an epidural injection to do this, a large volume of liquid would have to be injected; if the nerve channel was already very narrow it could happen.

In brief: Rarely

Cauda equina syndrome occurs with severe compression (pressure) on the nerves in the low back.
People have trouble emptying the bladder, numbness in the private area; they may also have leg pain (usually both sides), numbness, tingling, weakness. For an epidural injection to do this, a large volume of liquid would have to be injected; if the nerve channel was already very narrow it could happen.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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