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Localization Of Sensory Abnormalities To Spinal Cord : How To Remember Easily ?

  • N – Numbness or paresthesias in both feet may arise from a spinal cord lesion.
  • E – Extends to the trunk.
  • U – Upper motor neuron signs support a central lesion.
  • R – Relative preservation of light touch, position sense, and vibration appreciation.
  • O – Occurs with lesions affecting the center of the spinal cord.
  • P – Posterior columns dysfunction may lead to a bandlike sensation around the trunk or tight pressure in limbs.
  • A – Absent pain and temperature sensation contralaterally.
  • T – Transected spinal cord results in the loss of all sensation below the level of transection.
  • H – Hyperesthetic band on the trunk suggests the level of involvement.
  • Y – You may experience a feeling of tight pressure in one or more limbs.


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