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Cauda Equina Syndrome - Interview with Allison Whitehorn

Julie Marsh from Boyes Turner spoke with Allison Whitehorn. Allison is living with Cauda Equina and speaks personally about her overall experience from her diagnoses to living through Covid-19 with CES.

Cauda Equina Syndrome - Interview with Allison Whitehorn

This video featuring Julie Marsh, a senior associate solicitor specializing in medical negligence, and Alison Whitehorn, who lives with Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), is a must-watch for medical professionals and individuals affected by CES. Julie's expertise in the legal aspects of medical negligence, especially in delayed CES diagnosis and treatment, offers valuable insights into the devastating impact these delays can have on patients' lives. Alison's personal account provides a deeply moving perspective on living with CES, discussing her symptoms, the challenges of diagnosis, and the life-altering consequences of the condition.

For medical professionals, this video is a powerful reminder of the urgency and seriousness of CES, encouraging them to recognize and respond to 'red flag' symptoms promptly. It highlights the importance of proper aftercare and support, emphasizing the need for specialized services like neurophysiotherapy and incontinence management. Alison's experiences with physical limitations, pain management, and emotional challenges offer a first-hand look into the daily life of someone with CES, providing invaluable context for better patient care.

For those living with CES, Alison's story is an inspiring testament to resilience and the importance of support networks. Her involvement in a support group for spinal injuries and CES offers a sense of community and understanding, demonstrating the power of shared experiences in coping with this condition. This video is not only educational but also a source of support and encouragement, making it a crucial resource for anyone connected to CES.

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