This month we are looking at the consequences initiated by the delay in treatment and diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES).
CES is a serious neurological condition which causes the loss of function of the nerve roots of the spine. Pain arises in the back and gradually worsens before causing numerous other health problems.
There are “Red Flag Symptoms” associated with this condition, for example saddle numbness, and sometimes clinicians fail to identify these symptoms and act on them with the required urgency. Whilst back pain is common, when accompanied by the red flag symptoms it could be more serious than first thought.
CES is a rare condition and that is why there is often a failure or delay in diagnosis of it.
Watch this short video for further information.
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