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Re: cauda equina syndrome

Re: cauda equina syndrome

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Posted by Cristine on January 07, 2000 at 10:39:12:

In Reply to: Re: cauda equina syndrome posted by karen on October 23, 1999 at 12:58:29:

: Kathy or Gerry I have been diagnosed wiht extrude herniation L5/S1 also herniations L4-5 L3-4 Is this related at all to why you got surgery? I am very confused. Grateful for any info. Will be praying for both of you to recover soon! : Kathy-My wife has been diagnosed with this problem as a result of having a disc removed July 99 , bowl and bladder control are difficult , doctors say problem due to compressed nerves and it takes roughly 6-8 months for a nerve to recover ,we wait and pray !
: : : I had surgery to remove and disc, put in screws and bolts. The clamp pressed on the nerve and bone causing paralasis from the waist down. Removed the screws and bolts two days later with no change in paralasis. The dr. says 6 to 12 months for the feeling to come back. With PT, I am walking well, but no feeling back. There is little bladder and bowl control and feels as though everything is droped down, which it is. I am very fortunate to have gotten back what I have, but would be interested in knowing if there are similar cases. Thanks

:Karen, Kathy or Gerry, anyone suffering from Cauda Equina Syndrom. Am a 37 yr old female who had Laminectomy in '92 as result of above. Became partially paralized from mid-hip down. Had to rehab for years, and now considered a 'walking parapalegic'. Main problems now (8 years later) is bowel and ability to walk any distance. Wish to contact anyone with this problem to share ideas, feelings, stories, remedies, whatever. Cristine.


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