How do physicians treat cauda equina syndrome?

Spine surgery. A true cauda equina syndrome is rare. It is a surgical emergency, warranting emergent decompression of the nerve compression.
Depends. If it is acute (just started in the last day or so), it is usually treated urgently (right away). Start with your primary doctor or spine physician (if you have one). If you cannot get with them, go to urgent care or the nearest emergency room. Chronic cauda equina syndrome can be assessed at your convenience.

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How do physicians diagnose cauda equina syndrome?

Urgent Evaluation. This emergent syndrome is due to severe compression of the lumbar nerve rootlets (cauda equina) secondary to a ruptured disk, tumor, infection, fracture, or narrowing of the spinal canal. If not treated, it can lead to permament bowel/bladder dysfunction, paralysis, and sexual dyfunction. The diagnosis is made with a history and physical exam, along with MRI or ct scanning. Read more...
Story, exam, tests. It is something that is uncovered by the person's story [inability to empty the bladder (and bowels), occasionally incontinence; usually numbness in the private area]. A rectal exam will provide some additional evidence. It is confirmed (if present) by imaging such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). It is considered urgent. If you have symptoms go to your doctor or emergency room/urgent care. Read more...

Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have cauda equina syndrome. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?

It could be very bad. Cauda equine syndrome is a rare disorder that usually is a surgical emergency. Ces affects a bundle of nerve roots called cauda equina (latin for horse's tail). These nerves are located at the lower end of the spinal cord in the lumbar spine. In patients with cauda equina syndrome, something compresses on the spinal nerve roots. Good luck.Thanks. Read more...
Let me help. A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions form when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from normal profile of your foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, further crowding your other toes and causing pain. Read more...
Painwhen you set. Injuring the coccyx can give rise to a condition called coccydynia.[12] [13] a number of tumors are known to involve the coccyx.; this could pain when set some when you walk also when defecate, or having constipation. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cauda equina syndrome and how will it affect me?

Compression at base . Of spinal cord and early nerve roots in spinal cnal, which can be a serious emergency and would need surgical intervention. This syndrome includes not only pain, but loss of control of bladder and/or bowel (loss of continence or retention), numbness on the insides of your thighs and groin area, occasionally weakness in legs. If suspected, see physician immediately. Read more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cauda equina syndrome?

Thank god not? Cauda equina syndrome (ces) is a serious neurologic condition in which there is acute loss of function of the lumbar plexus, neurologic elements (nerve roots) of the spinal canal below the termination (conus medullaris) of the spinal cord. Read more...

I have sciatica symptoms doctor ignoring cause hypochondriasis not taking me serious. I will get paralysed from cauda equina syndrome right? Pls help!

Sciatica. Sciatica in 20 year olds is rarely due to a central cord lesion it is usually due to a disc pushing on the nerve root at the neural foramen. It is unlikely that sciatica will progress to cauda equina syndrome. If your symptoms are significant then see a back specialist, and they can examine you and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Most episodes of sciatica resolve on their own in a month. Read more...

Had cauda equina syndrome, did disectomy, laminectomy. Bladder still not emptying, doctor order urodynamics, will it show some result through testing?

Speak to your . Surgeon about repeating a MRI with contrast to evaluate surgical outcome to make sure adequate decompression and no recurrence or new disc issue. Sometimes , there may be ongoing issues that may or may not be permanent and a urodynamics test may help to evaluate this situation further if MRI is negative. You will get additional information but this does not always predict future outcome. Read more...

How to treat cauda equina syndrome naturally?

Cauda equina syndrom. Cauda equina syndrome is a very serious matter and needs to be treated most commonly by surgery - I am not aware of any naturopathic treatments that will correct this problem. Read more...
Depends. If the cauda equine syndrome is due to compression of the nerves of the cauda equine, the most reliable and effective treatment would be surgery to eliminate the compression. Read more...

What can I do at home to save money and treat cauda equina syndrome?

Diagnosis? What is the cause ? There may be a need for a surgical intervention. If your condition s seen by a specialist and the treatment is conservative, physical therapy, using stationary bicycle , or water therapy is indicated and can be done at home. Read more...
Non. This very serious problem should be address as soon as possible by specialist. Thank you. Read more...

Can you tell me how could I treat cauda equina syndrome naturally?

Not an option. If you have a true cauda equina syndrome, it is a surgically emergency as progression or prolonged compression of the nerves can lead to permanent paralysis. There is no natural treatment. Some people confuse spinal canal stenosis, which can respond to pt as a non-surgical treatment, but true cauda equina syndrome needs neurosurgical assessment. Read more...