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Is there a cure for cauda equina syndrome?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: 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 surgery is a decompression of the nerve tissue usually through a laminectomy but can be from an anterior or lateral approach or combined &may or may not involve a fusion & instrumentation as well. Surgery needs to be done emergently for chance of cure.

In brief: 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 surgery is a decompression of the nerve tissue usually through a laminectomy but can be from an anterior or lateral approach or combined &may or may not involve a fusion & instrumentation as well. Surgery needs to be done emergently for chance of cure.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: 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.
In addition it can cause urinary or bowel problems. This is a surgical emergency and requires a decompressive procedure so to not be left with permanent nerve damage.

In brief: 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.
In addition it can cause urinary or bowel problems. This is a surgical emergency and requires a decompressive procedure so to not be left with permanent nerve damage.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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