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Abnormal posturing is used to describe an involuntary, abnormal body posture that occurs in response to a noxious (pain-causing) stimulus. In most cases, abnormal posturing is caused by severe trauma to the central nervous system. Abnormal posturing is a medical emergency indicative of very serious injury, and the patient will likely be unconscious. Most patients displaying abnormal posturing will need to be ventilated and admitted to the intensive care unit.