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What sort of disease is cauda equina syndrome?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: SERIOUS

This literally means 'horses tail'' referring to the summation of nerves in the low back.
The seriousness comes from the syndrome of all the nerves being compressed by a large lumbar (low back) disc (or tumor) causing weakness in legs and bladder & bowel changes. Immediate surgery is best treatment or permanent damage may result.

In brief: SERIOUS

This literally means 'horses tail'' referring to the summation of nerves in the low back.
The seriousness comes from the syndrome of all the nerves being compressed by a large lumbar (low back) disc (or tumor) causing weakness in legs and bladder & bowel changes. Immediate surgery is best treatment or permanent damage may result.
Dr. Allen Seely
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