5 doctors weighed in:
What happens once you have cauda equina syndrome?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on cause.
The prognosis of such a syndrome all depends on what is causing the issues.
It may need surgical intervention, medication management, all depending on the physiologic etiology of the syndrome in question.

In brief: Depends on cause.
The prognosis of such a syndrome all depends on what is causing the issues.
It may need surgical intervention, medication management, all depending on the physiologic etiology of the syndrome in question.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Problems
With cauda equina syndrome, there is usually a severe compression of the lower lumbar spinal canal which leads to progressive weakness of one or both legs, loss of bowel and/or bladder control, and sensory changes (often in the groin region).
If acutely diagnosed, it is a surgical emergency usually requiring a laminectomy. Chronic cases (over 48 hours) may also require surgery.

In brief: Problems
With cauda equina syndrome, there is usually a severe compression of the lower lumbar spinal canal which leads to progressive weakness of one or both legs, loss of bowel and/or bladder control, and sensory changes (often in the groin region).
If acutely diagnosed, it is a surgical emergency usually requiring a laminectomy. Chronic cases (over 48 hours) may also require surgery.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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