How do you fix cauda equina syndrome?

How do you fix cauda equina syndrome?

New (acute) cauda equina syndrome is an emergency. If your healthcare provider determines that you have this condition, you’ll likely go into surgery within 24 hours. Surgery will move whatever is compressing your nerve roots so they can heal. The type of surgery is called a lumbar laminectomy.

Some medications can improve your bowel and bladder control. They include:

  • Hyoscyamine (Levsin®).
  • Oxybutynin (Ditropan®).
  • Tolterodine (Detrol®).

You may need to see a physical therapist and occupational therapist. Your physical therapist can help you regain your strength after surgery, and an occupational therapist can help you with everyday activities.

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