Cauda Equina Syndrome

Have you undergone back surgery due to a cauda equina syndrome injury caused by someone’s negligence? Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare disorder caused by the compression of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower end of the spinal cord, which can cause serious nerve damage, impaired bladder and/or bowel control, and even permanent paralysis of the lower body. Cauda equina syndrome affects many different nerve roots along the lower part of the spinal cord. The job of the cauda equina nerves is to send and receive messages between the brain and the lower body, and prolonged compression of these nerves can cause nerve damage and permanent disabilities. Because of the potential for nerve damage and even paralysis, cauda equina syndrome is typically considered a surgical emergency. The injury does not improve on its own, so it’s important to mitigate any lasting damage by seeking medical treatment immediately. Cauda Equina Syndrome If you’ve been…

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