Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndromes Clinical Presentation: History, Physical Examination
The spinal cord tapers and ends at the level between the first and second lumbar vertebrae in an average adult. The most distal bulbous part of the spinal cord is called the conus medullaris, and its tapering end continues as the filum terminale.
Millions of people live with chronic low back pain. There are many factors that cause back pain. It can be mechanical or result from poor posture or work habits, arthritis or other degenerative changes to the spine. It can also be a warning sign of a medical problem such as kidney disease. In some cases, low back pain can be caused by a problem...
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)-- is a serious neurologic condition in which damage to the cauda equina causes loss of function of the lumbar plexus (nerve roots) of the spinal canal below the termination (conus medullaris) of the spinal cord. CES is a lower motor neuron lesion.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Video
Cauda equina syndrome can be a serious medical condition caused by compression of cauda equina nerve roots that can result in neurological problems and severe low back pain.
Sciatica vs Cauda Equina Syndrome (MEDICAL EMERGENCY!)
Sciatica vs Cauda Equina Syndrome http://SayonaraSciatica.com In this video I discuss the difference between sciatica and cauda equina syndrome. Sciatica is ...