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causes of deep tendon reflex decrease

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Deep tendon reflex: Dtr or deep tendon reflex is a test done on physical exam to evaluate specific nerve function. Certain nerves like cervical and lumber spinal nerves ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: A deep tendon reflex reflects the function of a part of the nervous system that travels to and from the spinal cord. It is also influenced by the brai ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
That is not: a very sensitive test, depends on how performed and your mental state at that time. Would be significant if not present or you had other signs to asso ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Spastic muscles : Muscles get "tetanic" when there isn't enough calcium. They contract more easily because the decreased calcium affects contractility of muscle fibers.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A little learning...: ... Is a dangerous thing. People's deep tendon reflexes are widely variable. A brain tumor that makes a DTR brisker will always (no exceptions) do s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Don't know what...: You are asking, but b-12 deficiency can cause numbness and tingling. Tremor and jitteriness occurs as well.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Strain likely: Shold not happened. If pain persits see ortho.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 years experience Podiatry
Achilles' tendon : You may have injured your tendon which can cause by a tendinitis or a partial tear. You should be evaluated if the pain persists.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See below: Trauma, cortisone, week end athletes, certain systemic conditions.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials ... Read More
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