Also known as spinal shock syndrome, spinal shock is the loss of muscle tone and spinal reflexes below the level of a severe spinal cord lesion. It takes between days and months for spinal shock to completely resolve and when it does, the flaccidity that was once seen gradually becomes spasticity.
Difference between Neurogenic Shock and Spinal Shock
Symptoms of Spinal Shock
Stages of Spinal Shock
Its Role in the Management of Spinal Cord Injuries
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