This is a must-read article for anyone who has suffered from severe sciatica and disc injuries (Chiropractor Catherine has personal experience of a disc prolapse as many of you know.) Cauda Equina syndrome is rare but can cause permanent paralysis – it must be treated within 24 hours.
Here are the signs and symptoms that mean you should go straight to A+E – Bilateral severe leg pain, pins and needles and/or numbness around the groin region and changes to bowel or bladder control.
If you’re ever unsure, you can always ring your Chiropractor for advice.
It is likely that every Chiropractor will advise someone to go to A+E for this condition at some point in their career.