Neurogenic Shock

Neurogenic Shock

Definition of Neurogenic Shock

Neurogenic shock is a serious life-threatening condition that is being caused by some irregular blood circulation in our body. Injury or trauma to the spinal cord can cause neurogenic shock. It usually occurs due to damage to the CNS such as injury to our spinal cord.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Extreme back pain
  • Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
  • Numbness in the body, tingling sensation or loss of sensations in the hands, fingers, feet or toes causes NS.
  • Loss of bladder control/bowel control
  • Balance and walking difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Impaired breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blank stares
  • Fainting
  • Increased sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Pale skin

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Diagnostic Evaluation

  • Physical examination
  • History collection
  • CT Scan
  • MRI Scan
  • Urinary Catheter

Complications of Neurogenic Shock

Bladder control and Bowel control, skin sensation. circulatory control, respiratory system, muscle tone, sexual health, pain, and depression are some common complications.


Drive safely, preventing falls, taking precautions while playing sports, avoiding drink and driving can prevent the situation.

Treatment of Neurogenic Shock

In the emergency room, focus on

Try to maintain the breathing rate, prevent the shock, immobilizing the neck of the patient to prevent any further spinal cord damage, avoid any possible complications, such as stool retention or urine retention, respiratory difficulty or cardiovascular difficulty, and formation of deep vein blood clots in the extremities.


Intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone (A-Methapred, Solu-Medrol) has been used as a treatment option for an acute spinal cord injury.

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