This syndrome occurs when the nerve roots of the cauda equina are compressed and disrupt motor and sensory function to the lower extremities and bladder.
Patients with this syndrome are often admitted to the hospital as a medical emergency. CES can lead to incontinence and even permanent paralysis.
Traumatic injury is a leading risk factor of developing cauda equina syndrome, and symptoms include severe lower back pain, motor weakness in the legs, numbness in the groin, a loss of reflexes in the lower extremities, bladder incontinence and recent onset sexual dysfunction. Corrective surgery of the spine is the only treatment option for cauda equina syndrome.
If you suffer from Cauda Equina Syndrome, Deuk Spine Institute is here to help. Our patient services team is standing by to answer any questions you have and help you book an appointment. Give us a call at (321) 255-6670 or fill out the form below and get started towards living a pain-free life!