Disability Training – Cauda Equina Syndrome Recovery (CES)

Cauda Equina Syndrome Recovery – Now Possible with Our Help

You could say that lower back pain is a normal part of life. Annoying, yes, but it exists. For most people, the pain disappears without treatment.

However, for others, the pain doesn’t go away. In this case, medical intervention is necessary.

The cause? For 1 in 2,000 people with severe low back pain, the cause is Cauda Equina Syndrome.


What Is the Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)?

This complication occurs when the Cauda Equina nerve roots become compacted. That causes an interruption in the sensory and motor capabilities to the bladder and lower extremities.

In this case, a single injury or strain can lead to a herniated disc. Also, as we age, the disc materials and the ligaments which maintain the bones can deteriorate.

Clients with this defect are often admitted as an emergency for Cauda Equina Syndrome recovery.

What Are the Causes?Cauda Equina Syndrome Recovery

To better understand Cauda Equina Syndrome treatment, you have to know what causes it to develop:

  • A ruptured disk in the lumbar area
  • A spinal infection or lesion
  • IV drug abuse (Intravenous Injection) 
  • Unpredictable accidents
  • Complications with a severe lumbar spine injury
  • Narrow spinal canals (Stenosis)
  • Abnormal connections between blood vessels (generally caused by birth defects)

 

What Are the Symptoms?

How do you know when you should turn to Cauda Equina Syndrome exercises to speed up recovery? Here are some symptoms you might experience:

  • Relentless lower back pain
  • Numbness and weakness in one or both legs that make movement difficult
  • Severe loss of sensations in legs and buttocks
  • Sudden sexual dysfunctions
  • Reoccurring issues with the bladder and bowels (retention or incontinence)

 


How We Can Speed up Your Cauda Equina Syndrome Recovery

We offer a full functional pattern movement exercise program designed to help with your Cauda Equina Syndrome recovery. It focuses on these key areas:

  • The upper body
  • The core
  • The lower body

 

In short, our Cauda Equina Syndrome treatment offers clients the following benefits:

  • Restores lost muscle strength
  • Restores balance following a CES diagnosis
  • Improves circulation to the lower extremities
  • Improves blood flow to the lower extremities

 

Generally, surgery and medication are required. However, our C.A.S.T.® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training) can do an excellent job in addition to them.

Clients regaining lost functions is an essential element of our training program.


Contact The Center for Neuro Recovery today to arrange a tour.


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