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Cauda Equina Syndrome (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of cauda equina syndrome is focused on early diagnosis by identifying the symptoms described above. While low back pain with leg pain and/or weakness is a common complaint that affects many people, cauda equina syndrome is a rare complication. Doctors should be vigilant in identifying these cases. People should be educated on signs and symptoms that could suggest possible cauda equina syndrome, including change in bowel or bladder function and loss of sensation in the groin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014

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The cauda equina (CE) is formed by nerve roots caudal to the level of spinal cord termination.

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