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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic

Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time. -Mark Studin 2006

"Cauda Equina Syndrome MRI Verification"

 “Color is prettier, but black and white brings clarity” Mark Studin 2020


Thank you Dr. Don Capoferri, a Fellow in Spinal Biomechanics and Trauma from Georgia from South Carolina for the images. This patient came to him with a history of 1-year; leg numbness, "Saddle Numbness" (front and back pelvic numbness), and incontinence. He immediately took an MRI and referred this patient to the neurosurgeon. Although this was not from a car accident, it is traumatic in origin although the patient can't recall the incident. It was sudden in presentation.

The white lines reveal a severance of the Cauda Equina, apparently from the vertebra traumatically being displaced and severing the roots. 


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