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Does cauda equina syndrome with spinal stenosis cause complete paralysis?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dont wait 2 find out

Cauda equina syndrome is loss of control of bowel and bladder and numbness where you sit, called 'saddle anesthesia'.
It is considered a neurosurgical emergency. Go to the er.

In brief: Dont wait 2 find out

Cauda equina syndrome is loss of control of bowel and bladder and numbness where you sit, called 'saddle anesthesia'.
It is considered a neurosurgical emergency. Go to the er.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: It could based on

It could happen based on the spinal level or levels the compression is occuring due to the strnosis.
It has to be a high enough level to affect more of the nerve function other than the sacral roots that cause the actual findings and symptoms of cauda equina syndrome.

In brief: It could based on

It could happen based on the spinal level or levels the compression is occuring due to the strnosis.
It has to be a high enough level to affect more of the nerve function other than the sacral roots that cause the actual findings and symptoms of cauda equina syndrome.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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