Cauda Equina Syndrome Anatomy
To better understand cauda equina syndrome, it helps to understand the anatomy of the spinal cord.
- Front view of the spine and spinal cord
- Cross sectional view
- The conus medullaris is the end of the spinal cord in the back.
- The spinal cord ends in the lumbar spine at the level of L1 to L2
- The cauda equina is a bundle of nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord.
- Nerves of the cauda equina supply the bladder, rectum, perineum, and legs.
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