complete spinal cord injury

tigger tigger at
Thu Nov 16 20:34:34 EST 1995

In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.951110201125.26698A-100000 at>, lundyekl at PACIFICU.EDU ("Laurie J. Lundy-Ekman") says:
>Do people with complete spinal cord injury sometimes have withdrawal 
>reflexes below the level of the lesion that move the limb away from a 
>sharp nociceptive stimulus?  If so, why don't protective reflexes move 
>the limb away from excessive heat?  A former patient of mine was badly 
>burned by a radiator, and I don't understand why reflexive spinal cord 
>circuitry didn't move the limb at least briefly. Thanks - Laurie Lundy-Ekman

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