Autonomic Dysreflexia

Understanding SCI

Autonomic Dysreflexia (or AD for short) is unique to spinal cord injuries.

Image from The Big Draw 2009
Image from The Big Draw 2009

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is important to know about, as it is a potentially life threatening condition that can be considered a medical emergency.

It requires quick and correct action, as serious AD can lead to a stroke. So it is important for people who are at risk from AD, and the people close to them, to learn about it.


Last updated: May 2020