Spinal Cord Syndromes and Injuries: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Prof. Lawes

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    00:01 Okay, let's wrap up this part of the video series.

    00:03 Now, remember, damaged to different sections of the spinal cord can result in paralysis, loss of function and/or loss of sensation.

    00:11 Now, there's also non-traumatic spinal cord injuries, they can be caused by arthritis, cancer, inflammation, infections or even disk degeneration of the spine.

    00:22 Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete.

    00:27 Spinal cord syndromes include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, and posterior cord syndrome, all about the location of the injury.

    00:37 They can also have Brown-Sequard Syndrome and cauda equina syndrome.

    00:41 Now autonomic dysreflexia is a life-threatening response to a painful stimulus below the spinal cord injury usually T6 and above.

    00:52 Autonomic dysreflexia requires immediate treatment for extreme hypertension.

    00:58 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    1. They can be complete or incomplete.
    2. They can result from traumatic or nontraumatic causes.
    3. Autonomic dysreflexia can result from noxious stimuli below the injury.
    4. They will result in a severe loss of functional abilities for the client.
    5. All spinal cord syndromes present with similar symptoms.

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