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Caudia equina

llfoster22lllfoster22 Posts: 14
edited 08/08/2014 - 6:19 AM in Lower Back Pain
Just had MRI for ongoing back pain following fusion l3 and l4 2 years ago. This MRI shows severe compression of nerve root at S1. And mild caudia equina. My PCP thinks conservative treatment but my physiatrist who is giving me injections in spine every three months says to contact neurosurgeon. I called and got an appt for late September. Neurosurgeon did not get copy on MRI. Every thing I read says caudia equina is a medical emergency. Need you thoughts please?.


  • I would call the office again and talk to the Drs nurse and state your MRI is showing caudia equin
    If you get nowhere have your PCP contact neurosurgeon
    It is a medical emergency
    Worst case go sit at Drs office with report and MRI on disc
    Hope this helps
    You need to take the bull by the tail with this one
    My prayers and good wishes are with you
    Fell 11ft 2007 numerous fractures broken arm, 4 head bleeds.
    Nerve blocks, tried stimulator, acupuncture, massage, numerous injections, nerve blocks. Ect. Vitamins
    2011 laminectomy, april 4. 2014 Fusion l5-S1. PLIF
  • pinkfloydpinkfloyd Posts: 70
    edited 08/08/2014 - 6:18 AM
    i have some of the symptoms of CES and have been told to leave well alone.. EDITED

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  • Cauda Equina is a severe compression of the spinal canal nerves contained in the thecal sac of the lumbar spine. THAT condition is considered a surgical emergency. The longer that those nerves in the thecal sac remained compressed, the more potential for the damage to those nerves to become permanent.
    Severe foraminal stenosis is the compression of a nerve root where it exits between the vertebral levels........
    If there is a diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome on the report, you need to contact the surgeon's office again, and advise them of that result, and be seen sooner than September.

    Cauda Equina Syndrome
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