There may be a time when you
have a medical emergency and need to contact a doctor.
Be prepared to call your spinal care injury provider,911, or other emergency services if you or the person with the
spinal cord injury has the symptoms of
autonomic dysreflexia, which causes sudden very high blood pressure. If it isn't treated promptly and correctly, it may lead to
stroke, and even death. Symptoms include:
The sore has increased in size or is draining more.
It has increased in redness, or black areas are starting to
It starts to smell bad, or the drainage becomes a greenish
You have a fever.
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March 12, 2014
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