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Name Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)
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Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome

The nerves of the Cauda Equina are responsible for the supply of nerves to the bladder, bowels, lower limbs and also supply sensation to the skin around the bottom and back passage.

This syndrome has a complex spectrum of signs and symptoms. If your doctor has suspicions of CES, then in some cases it can be confirmed with an MRI scan.

Types Saddle Anaesthesia
Nerve Root Pain
Useful national contacts Cauda Equina Syndrome UK
Link opens in new window http://www.caudaequinasyndrome.org.uk/index.html

Spinal Injuries Association
Link opens in new window www.spinal.co.uk

Online resources Lumbar decompression surgery - when it's used (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Lumbardecompressivesurgery/Pages/Gettingreadypage.aspx
Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.