When performing a neuromuscular exam in an AIS, why would you perform a abdominal reflex test?
To see if an MRI is needed to RO Syringomyelia. Syringomyelia is a generic term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord. The damage may result in pain, paralysis, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, and extremities.