How is a sensory function test scored in the evaluation of spinal cord injury (SCI)?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS, FAANS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Sensory scoring is for light touch and pinprick, as follows:

  • 0: Absent; a score of zero is given if the patient cannot differentiate between the point of a sharp pin and the dull edge

  • 1: Impaired or hyperesthesia

  • 2: Intact

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