This infographic gives an overview of Cauda Equina Syndrome, what it is, and how it can be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment.

This infographic gives an overview of Cauda Equina Syndrome, what it is, and how it can be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment.

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Group

Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Group

Cauda Equina Syndrome... Occurs due to compression of SPINAL NERVE ROOTS... Radiculopathy (sharp pain that radiates) + progressive difficulty with urination + Saddle region parasthesias + Lower Extremity weakness more pronounced on one side + Hyporeflexia + decreased sphincter tone... Managed with neurosurgical decompression and IV Steroids... Conus Medularis Syndrome will have acute onset bladder dysfunction + bilateral weakness + Hyperreflexia

Cauda Equina Syndrome... Occurs due to compression of SPINAL NERVE ROOTS... Radiculopathy (sharp pain that radiates) + progressive difficulty with urination + Saddle region parasthesias + Lower Extremity weakness more pronounced on one side + Hyporeflexia + decreased sphincter tone... Managed with neurosurgical decompression and IV Steroids... Conus Medularis Syndrome will have acute onset bladder dysfunction + bilateral weakness + Hyperreflexia

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