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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Long Term Effects Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

If you or a family member have suffered from Cauda Equina Syndrome, you may be worrying about the long term effects of it. The purpose of this article is to explain the possible permanent effects of cauda equina syndrome.

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The Permanent Effects Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

The Cauda Equina are a group of nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord. It is the compression of these nerves for a prolonged period of time which can cause permanent damage to them.

The compression can be caused by slipped disc, a tumour, or a crushing injury.

The permanent effects of cauda equina syndrome can be incredibly serious anc can include the following:

  • pain in the area of the cauda equina (the lower back);
  • loss of sexual function;
  • urinary difficulties; and
  • weakness in the legs.

Minimising The Permanent Effects Of Cauda Equina

The permanent effects of Cauda Equina Syndrome can be minimalised by the compression being relieved as soon as possible. If your medical team fail to take swift action when they have diagnosed the compression, or they fail to diagnose the compression, this can lead to more permanent effects and may also lead to a medical negligence claim. Action should be taken within 48 hours of the compression to minimalise the permanent effects.

The Permanent Effects Of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Permanent effects caused by a failure to treat the compression can include:-

  • Paralysis (total or partial paralysis);
  • Sexual dysfunction;
  • Lower back pain;
  • Urinary dysfunction;
  • Bowel dysfunction;
  • Weakness in the legs;

If you or a family member have experienced Cauda Equina Syndrome and are unsure whether the long term effects could have been reduced or even avoided altogether, please do not sit their and worry. Please call us and let us explain your options, free of charge and without obligation.

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