Cauda Equina Syndrome


National Backpain Pathway – Clinical Network

Early Recognition of Cauda Equina Syndrome

A Framework for Assessment and Referral for Primary care / MSK interface services

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a time dependent spinal surgical emergency. If symptoms are suggestive of early CES then immediate referral should be made. Verbal safety netting should be supported with written information.

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