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Reply To: ISNCSCI Practice 4

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Abby McKeown
Participant

Hi Allison,
I had the exact same question, thanks for posting! I think you’re right that even though the motor levels are intact all the way to S1, we can’t assume that they are intact in the areas that don’t have myotomes (T2-L1) because sensation is not intact there. So the lowest motor level we can say with confidence is intact is T1. BUT like you said, if sensory was intact all the way down, then the motor level would be S1. Or if sensory was intact to T3, for example, then the motor level would also be T3. Does this sound right?

Thanks!
Abby