Cauda Equina

divider

The cauda equina is a bundle of nerves at the lower end (lumbar region) of the spinal cord that transmits messages from the brain to the pelvic organs and lower limbs. Cauda equina syndrome (also referred to simply as CES) is a rare but serious disorder that is usually considered…

Read More

The Cauda Equina is the bundle of nerves at the lower end of the spinal cord. This section of the central nervous system is important for providing control of the feet, ankles, knees, and anal sphincter. The lower portion of the body relies on proper functioning of the Cauda Equina…

Read More

When Cauda Equina Syndrome occurs, pressure on the nerve endings at the base of the spine can result in sudden and irrevocable nerve damage, ending in paralysis or loss of sexual function. Because the time between disease onset and lasting damage can be short, a prompt diagnosis is important, as…

Read More

Cauda Equina Syndrome, which occurs when significant pressure builds on the bundle of nerves at the base of the spine, is often associated with clear, emergent symptoms, such as sudden loss of feeling in the legs or loss of bowel control. Though such clear indications of this dangerous syndrome do…

Read More

Lower back pain is a commonly presenting symptom. Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of pain in this area, and treatment and diagnosis of these conditions is a common medical specialty, but it can take months for a patient to get into the right doctor. Diagnostic protocol requires a…

Read More

When al.com, the internet news hub for people in the state of Alabama, reached out in October for stories of readers’ troubles applying for Social Security Disability, most of the conditions people responded with were familiar to most of us. One person was suffering from colon cancer, another from pancreatitis….

Read More