See Cauda Equina Syndrome Symptoms .
Spondylolisthesis has been classified into grades I, II, III, IV and V depending on the severity of the displacement of the vertebra above on the vertebra below. In severe cases involving the lumbar spine, cauda equina syndrome can occur.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Group
If a non-pensioned Spondylolisthesis is responsible for a neurological syndrome or disease, such as cauda equina syndrome, entitlement should be sought for the neurological syndrome or disease of which Spondylolisthesis is a part.
Cauda equina syndrome may result from any lesion that compresses the cauda equina roots
Common Causes: Lumbar disc herniation > SC mets > Primary SC tumor >>> Spondylolisthesis
Risk Factors: Smokers (predispose patients to disk degeneration); Obese patients; Patients at occupational risk ( eg , heavy lifting)
Physical and occupational therapy
Treatment of cauda equina syndrome due to spinal stenosis has been shown to be moderately successful
Recovery rate of approximately 66% if treated early,
Declining to a rate of 52% at 5 years
January 30, 2014