What everyone working with back pain needs to know about Cauda equina syndrome

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Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition that affects the nerves in the spine supplying the bladder, bowel and sexual function. Identification and subsequent urgent action is required to avoid permanent damage to these essential organs. Delays in diagnosis can have devastating and life changing consequences for patients and result in high cost negligence claims. 


We cover: • Definition of Cauda Equina Syndrome • Presenting Signs and symptoms • Examination for CES • Evidence relating to CES • Pathways of Care • Medico-legal issues relating to CES 

tags: CES Cauda Equina Syndrome


Maciej Dobosz
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Maciej Dobosz

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