Monday 27th September

Day 1

A huge welcome to our inaugural Cauda Equina Syndrome Festival. A celebration of everyone who is affected by cauda equina syndrome & we’re so pleased that you have chosen to join.

Drawing on our experience, friends and colleagues over the last ten years, we wanted to showcase the very best efforts being made to help cauda equina patients. We’ll be sharing these insights over the next 5 days.

Day 1 is here…

Meet our Cauda Equina Champions

Meet some of the lovely people we support here at Cauda Equina Champions Charity. Although based in the UK we have over 3500 members worldwide supporting each other after a cauda equina syndrome diagnosis. As a patient led charity we know that peer support is fundamentally important in the work that we do.

CES Made Simple

An interview with Nish Srikandarajah, Neurosurgery Registrar at the Walton Centre, Liverpool

We interview Nish Srikandarajah who explains what cauda equina syndrome is, what the red flags symptoms are, problems with diagnosing CES, how to establish CES clinical signs, MRI scanning and patient rehabilitation. Aimed at patients and healthcare professionals alike.

Do you know your CES Red Flags?

Everybody should be aware of the CES Red Flags! Especially people suffering with acute low back pain and sciatica as well as healthcare professionals. CES is a medical emergency, by knowing the red flags you can help yourself and others, who may be in need of urgent medical attention.

Here is our short animation to help you understand what they are.

The little-known spinal injury ‘costing the NHS millions’

Clive Coleman BBC News

After attending a seminar in Leeds we were advised to approach Clive Coleman at…

24 hours changed my life, Forever – a Cauda Equina Syndrome story

Shortlisted London Shorts film festival

Nominee FilmFreeway Pinewood Studios festival

We are so proud of our short film drama about cauda equina syndrome. We worked with …

Tomorrow we’ll be providing insights into the reality of living with the syndrome – see you on day 2

We want to hear from you!

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