Jefferson University Hospitals

Neurogenic Shock

If you or someone you care about has experienced an injury to their spinal cord, it is essential to seek immediate emergency care. One result from a spinal cord injury can be neurogenic shock. Neurogenic shock causes blood vessels to relax, resulting in a sudden decrease in peripheral vascular resistance and decreased blood pressure.

It is essential that this condition be diagnosed properly and quickly. For the best in treating injuries to the spinal cord, turn to the emergency medicine physicians and acute care surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Jefferson's Emergency Department is a Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center and a federally designated regional spinal cord injury center. Our Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley is designated as one of the nation's 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers in the U.S. by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and is the only center designated by the NIDRR in the Delaware Valley. Jefferson and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital are also one of the seven designated rehabilitation centers of the Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN).

Our extensive facility includes the Emergency Department, operating rooms, interventional radiology, surgical intensive care unit (ICU), neuroscience/neurosensory ICU and air and ground transport, including a helicopter/helipad service provided by JeffSTAT.

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.