Cauda Equina Syndrome. What is it and how do I recognise it? - The Osteopaths
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At the Osteopaths our osteopaths and physiotherapists routinely evaluate patients with a range of conditions that may cause back pain. Most are simple and straightforward, but on occasion we do come across patients with more complex issues, such as Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES).

CES is a rare condition affecting a group of nerves called the Cauda Equina

They control ->

  • Movement of the legs
  • Bladder and bowel
  • Sensation to the skin around the buttocks, back passage, genitals and inner thigh

CES occurs when these nerves get compressed. The most common cause is due to a disc bulge in the lower back entering the space of the nerves. Suffers may already have low back pain and sciatica. On occasion these symptoms can precede CES. Other causes include low back trauma causing fracture, degenerative changes in the spine and occasionally spinal tumours.

If you feel you might, or know someone who might, have such symptoms, we have created a helpful file that provides a helpful insight into this condition and what you should do if you are concerned about such a condition.

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