What medications are used in the treatment of cauda equina and conus medullaris syndrome?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Appropriate analgesia should be provided for a patient with cauda equina syndrome. Anti-inflammatory medication may prevent worsening of injury. Anticoagulants provide prophylaxis against thrombotic complications. Use of antispasticity medications to reduce muscle tone is encouraged. Bisphosphonates may be beneficial in patients with bony lesions. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors treat erectile dysfunction (ED).


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