Myelogram, best choice for diagnose of cauda equina?

Not necessarily. Talk with neurosurgeon. may be able to do with MRI . Get the opinion of the doctor and maybe even a second opinion prior to having a myeloggram Best wishes.

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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...

Will an EMG test diagnose nerve damage causing cauda equina symptoms or would NCV have to be done too?

EMG/NCV. These tests look at muscle activity and time needed for nerve conduction. Abnormalities usually take several weeks to show up on the test. So if you have had symptoms from compression in caudal equina for quite some time, it may reflect on these studies. (on the other hand 'caudal equine syndrome' is a surgical emergency and needs to be addressed right away. Read more...

Can you explain cauda equina syndrome?

Neurological . It is a serious neurologic condition in which there is acute loss of function of the nerve roots of the spinal canal below the termination of the spinal cord. Compression, trauma or other damage to this region of the spinal cord can result in cauda equina syndrome. Read more...

How do I avoid developing cauda equina syndrome?

Doctor. If you have a history of lumbar disc herniation or spinal stenosis, check with your doctor to see if the compression seen on imaging studies warrants concern. If you have no history of lumbar issues, then your risk is extremely low of ever developing this condition in one's lifetime. There is no screening for this pathology for prevention. Read more...
Avoid causes. Not sure where you are coming from with this question. I can't opine about ways to avoid complications unless i know what you are talking about as a potential trigger. Are you talking post-surgical, trauma, infectious? Get us more info and we can add content to the answer. Read more...
Random and rare. Random and rare events dont fall from great heights even if careful you cam cough and have a huge disc herniation this condition does noy have correctable risk factors it rare and random like young stroke traumatic paralysis. Read more...

What to do if I'm suffering from cauda equina syndrome?

See your doctor. If you truly have cauda equina syndrome, you may need surgery to prevent permanent damage to your nerves. In its simplest form, the surgery involves taking the pressure off of the nerves in your lower back. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: cauda equina syndrome?

Lower back. The cauda equina is the "horses tail" of the nerves at the tail end of the spinal cord below the waist level. These nerves subserve the bladder, bowel, and legs. If the area is compressed (lumbar stenosis) or a tumor is present, the nerves can be damaged, which may cause initial neurogenic claudication (with activity) or leg weakness/numbness, and bladder/bowel issues. Read more...
Nerve problm low bck. It refers to nerve malfunction of the nerves in the low back, below the tip of the spinal cord. If acute, there is often numbness in the perineum (the private or sexual area), perhaps buttocks and legs too. There can be leg weakness and inability to empty the bladder. This is an emergency, usually a disk problem. Chronic compression of the nerves may be silent or cause leg pain, weakness, numbness. 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...

Is cauda equina syndrome caused by epiderual?

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. Read more...