Episode 34: Back pain

Back

So, where is the Cauda Equina?

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From Core EM

How does a herniated disc cause CES?

Herniated disk

This fab infographic summarising the key points about the CES guidance was produced by @DrLindaDykes and @saspist.

Linda Dykes infographic Cauda Equina

Here is the full guideline from The Society of British Neurological Surgeons and The British Association of Spinal Surgeons.

NICE guidance on Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management

NICE clinical knowledge summary on Cauda Equina Syndrome red flags.

Thinking about posture: