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Could Exuberant Knee Reflex Be A Symptom Of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury is a condition in which a person has damage to the nerves in his spinal cord (which is protected inside the spine from the brain to the tailbone). Injuries such as those from car accidents, climbing accidents, or gunshot wounds often cause paralysis (loss of use of legs, abdominal ...Read more
Depends: If both knee reflexes and both ankle reflexes are "jumpy" it could be a thyroid condition. If only one knee is jumpy, it increases the chances that it is from some problem with the nerves from the spine. If you have a weird ache near the outside of your thigh, that increases the chance it is from the spine. Please get it tested more thoroughly. ...Read more
IDK: Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you walk normal? If so, the reflex should be there. Sometimes can be harder to illicit reflex on one side in doctors office by hitting ligament/tendon just right. If you haven't seen doctor, have him/her check it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At the neurologist the other day he said my knee reflex was a little hyper but didn't mention anything else. Could this mean anything? 2mth postpartum
Sounds pretty benign: The key to your "hyper" reflex meaning nothing is that you're 25 years young and the neurologist "didn't mention anything else." young people typically have active tendon reflexes which point to their youth. I've replaced my mumblings at an examination with technical jargon when touching patients by phrases such as "that's good", "fine....Looks good", "very good...." patients worry lots less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My foot jerks with testing of knee reflex, but neurologist didn't seem concerned. Can being 9 weeks postpartum contribute to this?
My doctor did the hammer to knee reflex test and said i was over reactive, what does this mean? Can this have anything to do with tachycardia/anxiety?
Well not really: Of course you can have injury only to your cord but usually since there is a very heavily muscled and ligamentous and bony structures surrounding your cord - they can be injured as well. Ask yoru physician if you have an associated injuries. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord. One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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