Complete paralysis following a spinal cord injury results in loss of
sensation/muscle power over clearly defined anatomical dermatomes/ myotomes.
Incomplete spinal cord injury may present as one or more of the following syndromes.
Anterior cord syndrome (Significant motor paralysis with some preservation of touch and joint position sense).
Posterior cord syndrome (preservation of some voluntary power with loss of proprioception.)
Central cord syndrome (resulting in dense sensory & motor loss in the upper limbs compared to lower limbs).
Brown Sequard syndrome (where there is asymmetric preservation of sensation and muscle power between the left and right half of the body below the lesion.