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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Started by AliKat2 on 07/20/2017 2:20pm

I had an emergency surgery last year, Vijay after I woke up and couldn't feel from the waist down. They did a spinal decompression/microdiskecromy/lamenectomy L2-L5,
A year and a half later, and I still have extreme swelling in my spine and my whole right leg.
I feel as though something went wrong, but no Dr. I have seen yet even knows what CES is! Feel very alone and let with no answers.
How would I KNOW of something went wrong?

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Hi, AliKat2--thank you for your post. We are so sorry to read about what you've been through since your spine surgery.

We're curious: Were you officially diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome? We're including some information about this disorder here: ( Cauda Equina Syndrome ).

A spine specialist should know about CES, and we think seeing a spine specialist will put you in the best position to get the answers you're looking for. We'd like to share our doctor finder tool with you: https://www.spineuniverse.com/locate/spe... . This tool will connect you to qualified spine specialists near you. Perhaps seeing a new physician will offer more insight into whether something went wrong. They will need to see your past imaging scans, and possibly order new ones, to get to the root of the problem.

We hope this information helps, and we wish you the very best of luck finding the answers you need and deserve!