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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome and who can get it?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Neurosurg emergency

This a neurosurgery emergency found in people who have severe compression of the lower spinal canal sac of nerves.
They usually come on very quickly and cause profound weakness and bowel/bladder control loss. Usually caused by an acute herniated disk. If you noticed disturbing things at lunch, remember the possibility of myelopathy with weakness of the extremities and clumsiness.

In brief: Neurosurg emergency

This a neurosurgery emergency found in people who have severe compression of the lower spinal canal sac of nerves.
They usually come on very quickly and cause profound weakness and bowel/bladder control loss. Usually caused by an acute herniated disk. If you noticed disturbing things at lunch, remember the possibility of myelopathy with weakness of the extremities and clumsiness.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Cauda equina

Leg pain and weakness numbness in saddle regoin bowl and bladder incontience anybody can get it it is a surgical emergency it usually is acute onset and excruciating it is not subtle.

In brief: Cauda equina

Leg pain and weakness numbness in saddle regoin bowl and bladder incontience anybody can get it it is a surgical emergency it usually is acute onset and excruciating it is not subtle.
Dr. Mark Weston
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