Cauda Equina Syndrome – Lower Back Pain Toolkit

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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.

The sense of isolation may best be addressed by contact with support groups such as the online Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Group,(CESSG).

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.

She freely gives her time and expertise to all of us that suffer from arachnoiditis and now cauda equina syndrome as well.

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)

Non-drug treatments
Distraction laminoplasty
Radiation therapy
Lifestyle changes
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

Written on behalf of the Cauda Equina Syndrome Support Group.