Spinal Cord Sensory Loss
San Francisco Bay Area - Los Angeles - San Diego
Sensory loss will vary depending on the level and severity of injury. Spinal cord injury usually causes full or partial loss of sensation below the injury site.
A sensory examination is completed through the testing of a key point in each of the 28 dermatomes on the right and left sides of the body. At each of these points, two sensations are examined: sensitivity to pinprick and sensitivity to light touch. In addition to bilateral testing of these 28 key points, the external anal sphincter is tested for sensation to determine the completeness/incompleteness of the injury.
Abnormal sensations and neuropathic pain may be experienced. Neuropathic pain is often described as “burning” or “pressure” involving areas that have little or no sensation.
The spinal cord injury attorneys and traumatic brain injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger represent clients in California and Nevada. Our lawyers will meet with injured people and their families in our office, at your home, or in your hospital room.