ⓘ Spinal shock

                                     

ⓘ Spinal shock

Spinal shock was first defined by Whytt in 1750 as a loss of sensation accompanied by motor paralysis with initial loss but gradual recovery of reflexes, following a spinal cord injury – most often a complete transection. Reflexes in the spinal cord below the level of injury are depressed or absent, while those above the level of the injury remain unaffected. The shock in spinal shock does not refer to circulatory collapse, and should not be confused with neurogenic shock, which is life-threatening.

                                     
  • large volume of blood loss Spinal shock due to a high spinal cord injury disrupting the sympathetic nervous system Cold shock response of organisms to
  • hypotonia, hyporeflexia and muscle atrophy. Spinal shock and neurogenic shock can occur from a spinal injury. Spinal shock is usually temporary, lasting only for
  • if not promptly recognized and treated. It is not to be confused with spinal shock which is not circulatory in nature. Instantaneous hypotension due to
  • A spinal cord injury SCI is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. Symptoms may include loss of muscle
  • Obstructive shock may be due to cardiac tamponade or a tension pneumothorax. Distributive shock may be due to sepsis, anaphylaxis, injury to the upper spinal cord
  • polysynaptic reflex that is useful in testing for spinal shock and gaining information about the state of spinal cord injuries SCI Bulbocavernosus is an older
  • Although spinal cord injury SCI often causes sexual dysfunction, many people with SCI are able to have satisfying sex lives. Physical limitations acquired
  • hyporeflexia and or areflexia. Note that, in spinal shock which is commonly seen in the transection of the spinal cord Spinal cord injury areflexia can transiently
  • Spinal cord injury research seeks new ways to cure or treat spinal cord injury in order to lessen the debilitating effects of the injury in the short or