Neurogenic shock

Rather than not enough blood in the system, neurogenic shock is due to blood in the wrong place in the circulation as the autonomic nerve supply to the muscular tone of the arteries that carry the blood to the organs is lost. It occurs with a spinal cord injury so that the nerve supply to the blood vessels below the injury is interrupted. With a loss of the high pressure system, the blood pools in the low pressure areas in the veins and small capillaries.

Hence, for neurogenic shock, the skin appears pink and warm, but with evidence of organ dysfunction, etc and only in the context of a suspected spinal cord injury (motor weakness, neck pain, respiratory problems or simply unconsciousness).