This publication provides CSP members with key messages that relate to Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) from an indemnity perspective, and to signpost members to more detailed resources.
This video has been produced by a small team of consultant physiotherapists who specialise in the area of CES.
This information is designed to provide CSP members with key messages that relate to certain areas of practice from an indemnity perspective, and to signpost members to more detailed resources.
The cauda equina comprises of the peripheral nerve roots that emerge from the spinal cord below L1.
These nerves control bladder, bowel and anal sphincter function, lower limb function, the pelvic organs and sexual function.
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a condition caused by compression of these nerve roots. Symptoms can include altered sensation in the saddle area, back and leg pain with neurological deficit and urinary retention or incontinence.
CES can result in permanent consequences of paralysis, bladder/bowel incontinence, and altered sexual function if not treated promptly.
Download the document at the top of the page to find out more.
- National Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway and supporting detailed guidance Pathway supports clinicians to diagnose and treat Cauda Equina Syndrome without delay - Getting It Right First Time - GIRFT
- Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway Audit MSN > Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway Audit (msn-neuro.com)
- The Wales Spinal Network is developing a national CES pathway which will be signposted to form here once available
- To be confirmed