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What were the symptoms of your Cauda Equina syndrome?

Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome include the following:Low back painPain in one leg (unilateral) or both legs (bilateral) that starts in the buttocks and travels down the back of the thighs and legs (sciatica)Numbness in the groin or area of contact if sitting on a saddle (perineal or saddle paresthesia)Bowel and bladder disturbancesLower extremity muscle weakness and loss of sensationsReduced or absent lower extremity reflexesLow back pain can be divided into local and radicular pain.Local pain is generally a deep, aching pain resulting from soft tissue and vertebral body irritation.Leg pain (radicular pain) is generally a sharp, stabbing pain resulting from compression of the nerve roots. Radicular pain projects along the specific areas controlled by the compressed nerve (known as a dermatomal distribution).Bladder disturbance (urinary manifestations) related to cauda equina syndrome include the following:Inability to urinate (urinary retention)Difficulty initiating urination (urinary hesitancy)Decreased sensation when urinating (decreased urethral sensation)Inability to stop or control urination (incontinence)Bowel disturbances may include the following:Inability to stop or feel a bowel movement (incontinence)ConstipationLoss of anal tone and sensation
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