My sister in law has cauda equina and it keeps flaring up is there anything I can do to help her

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Hi I'm acting on my sister in law who has cauda equina and it keeps flaring up and just wanted to see if there is anything I can do to help her or if there's anything she can do to help herselfwith the flare ups. Please can someone help us. Xxxx

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    Hi I'm having the same problems also I'm having bilateral leg pain knees giving way and feet swelling not to mention lower back pain I rang hospital and spoke to secretary of my surgeon got hospital appointment tomorrow I would advise your sister in law to do the same I don't think gp's know enough about condition to help neuro department best place for treatment I'm hoping they don't find anything on my scan tomorrow wish you luck and hope all is better soon x

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      To Zara: Just read your reply to Shez which crossed with my reply to you. Make the most of your appointment. It’s very hard just to attend, when you’re suffering badly.

      J

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    Hi, I replied also to Zara. Sympathise very much with your sister in law’s situation. I need 1-2 pages of history to be of any real help: am a healthcare professional and also suffered the problem. Sequence of events and symptoms and scan findings and date of op in particular is the framework for a history. Send privately to protect confidentiality. Sometimes I also make general comments in open forum. I wish you and SIL well.

    J

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    HI Shez go to A and E I wish I had as was told it would of been sorted asap
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