This is a warning system to let you know that something is wrong; and that your body is experiencing pain or discomfort. This is an acute emergency and if not treated quickly may lead to bleeding in the brain with serious consequences. It consists of a rapid increase in blood pressure caused by pain, irritation or over-stimulation in a paralyzed part of the body. Only if you have a spinal cord lesion above T6 are you prone to autonomic dysreflexia or hyper-reflexia. Your family members should also be aware of Autonomic Dysreflexia so that they can help you when needed.