People with SCI lesions above T6 or the can develop AD. The reasons for this will be addressed in a later module that covers pathophysiology.

48 – 90% of people with cervical or high thoracic SCI develop AD

~ 90% individuals with
~ 30% individuals with tetraplegia.

Click the video below to meet Teri, an individual with SCI who has experienced Autonomic Dysreflexia on a number of occasions.

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Blood flow to the gut.
No motor function below the level of injury.
Paralysis affecting four extremities.
Partial preservation of motor function below the level of injury.

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