Triple Flexion Is A Spinal Reflex

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Spinal reflex pathways, results in positive symptoms including spasticity, hyperactive muscle stretch reflexes, abnormal cutaneous and autonomic reflexes, and co-contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles (dystonia). Immediately after an acute brain or spinal cord injury muscles generally become weak and hypotonic (O'Brien et al., 1996). This is referred to as spinal shock and is accompanied by loss of muscle stretch reflexes and impaired F-wave responses on nerve conduction testing...