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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) - What Are the Symptoms?

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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare condition which is caused by extreme pressure and swelling of the nerves at the base of the spine. The nerves become compressed and the condition can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. Someone with CES may need continuing support, care and rehabilitation.

The symptoms of CES include:-

• Bowel and bladder problems
• Severe lower back pain
• Sensory loss in leg or legs
• Sexual dysfunction
• Loss of sensation around the inner thighs and buttocks

These are “red flag” symptoms mandating urgent MRI Scanning and surgical treatment. Unfortunately, these symptoms can be missed or dismissed leading to long term disability.

Our Medical Negligence Solicitor, Jacqueline White, talks about CES:-
If you still suffer from health problems because of CES, it could be as a result of negligence and you may be entitled to compensation by law. Our specialist Medical Negligence team are members of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) and have the knowledge and expertise to advise you fully and have obtained successful compensation for many clients.
Have you been affected? Talk to one of our Medical Negligence experts today on 0161 785 3500 or email






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