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.

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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...

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...
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Does botox helps patients having neurogenic bladder due to partial cauda equina syndrome? Interstim didn't helped now should I try botox for bladder?

Likely to help. Botox injections are both indicated and efficacious for bladder spasticity causing neurogenic bladder. Although i provide Botox for different indications, i know doctors who successfully treat neurogenic bladder of various causes this way. Good luck! Read more...
See below. It may be helpful, but only a urologist who knows your case can advise you on that issue. 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...

Can you tell me about cauda equina syndrome?

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...

What sort of MRI detects cauda equina syndrome?

CES imaging modality. MRI: T1 and high on T2 sequences. CT myelogram, only if MRI is not available. Read more...

What is the treatment for cauda equina syndrome?

Depends. Cauda equina is often caused by a very larger herniated disc. This can be treated with urgent surgery. Other causes would be tumors, hemorrhages and penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot wound. The outcomes from treatment are highly variable, and depend on the mechanism, degree of deficit and the timing of the intervention. Read more...