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Can you tell me the function of the cauda equina?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It is a descriptive

Term used to label the nerves emerging from the end of the spinal cord which usually ends at the L1 level in most adults in a region termed the conus.
Cauda equina or " horse's tail" is the appearance of these nerves as they dangle from the conus or end of the spinal cord as they transverse and exit through the lumbar and sacral spine regions.

In brief: It is a descriptive

Term used to label the nerves emerging from the end of the spinal cord which usually ends at the L1 level in most adults in a region termed the conus.
Cauda equina or " horse's tail" is the appearance of these nerves as they dangle from the conus or end of the spinal cord as they transverse and exit through the lumbar and sacral spine regions.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Legs b/b function

Contains all the lumbar and sacral nerve roots carry brain signals to legs and sphincters bladder anus.

In brief: Legs b/b function

Contains all the lumbar and sacral nerve roots carry brain signals to legs and sphincters bladder anus.
Dr. Mark Weston
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