The Cauda Equina Syndrome Association, the vibrant organisation which represents and supports people with cauda equina syndrome, is running its first National Awareness Day on 1st October this year.

This dynamic association was the brainchild of Claire Thornber and it is ten years this year since she developed this debilitating condition.

Recently gaining charitable status with Cauda Equina Champions Charity, the association has gathered widespread support and is a forum for cauda equina ‘champions’ across the UK.

Launching a National Awareness Day is designed to raise the profile of the symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome in line with the organisation’s aim to increase awareness of this appalling condition. If more people know the signs, perhaps fewer people will find themselves facing a lifetime of incontinence and mobility problems.

October 1st will see diverse activity and interest both online and at support group meetings trying to ensure that health professionals and the wider public gain a greater understanding of the long-term impact of cauda equina syndrome and the ‘red flag’ symptoms which should prompt immediate attendance at Accident and Emergency.

On the day, CESA will be updating regularly through their social media outlets using the hashtags #notjustabadback and #24hrswithces.

Further details of CESA’s work to support people with cauda equina syndrome can be found on their website at

Legal advice

If you or a loved one are suffering the shocking long-term impact of cauda equina syndrome due to medical delays, contact Glynns to talk to a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

Glynns Solicitors is a member of CESA’s legal panel.

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