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  • mattyhatty90
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    Hi guys.

    I got admitted to hospital nearly a month ago with expect CES, Lost control of legs and bowels. They did a lower lumbar MRI and ruled it out (this was after I got out of hospital) I am getting almost zero pain.

    Been seeing a physio and gotten much better but recently without seeing for a week had loss of sesnsation and weakness in both legs after too much sitting or walking. Bowls and bladder been generally ok though when I have diahorrea I struggle to control it and soil myself.

    I am 24 generally healthy etc just need some advice.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Bowel and bladder dysfunction (BBD) can originate from more disorders than cauda equina syndrome (CES). Hopefully, you had a thorough physical examination of more than just your legs as compression of the cord in the cervical spine and thoracic spine as well as brain dysfunction can also cause BBD. If you had long tract signs (see website), a work-up of brain and cord function is the next step.

    Dr. Corenman

    mattyhatty90
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    I had neurological tests ect but still after 8 weeks mild loss of legs and bladder worse after Sitting ect

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    What were the results of the physical examination?

    Dr. Corenman

    mattyhatty90
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    Mild reception to the neurological test and with physio massive muscle tension which after release and traction and core building had helped but still everything’s on and off especially after too much sitting or walking.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    A physical examination includes sensation, reflexes, motor strength, tension signs, long tract signs, gait analysis, pulses, range of motion among others. These are the signs that are valuable to determine what structures could be involved in your disorder.

    Dr. Corenman

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