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Abnormal Foot Reflexes
When you have foot drop, even mild will your reflexes in that leg be abnormal? If so, what changes would you see?
Ankle reflex: Your ankle reflex may be reduced or absent. ...Read more
Hi, my nephew was born with spina bifida. His bowl and urinary movenents are not intact, no foot reflexes. Is there any way to cure this condition?
Year ago foot drop then the other foot dropped month later..MRI spine normal.sensation normal now.reflexes normal,no hand symptoms,having ncs- help?
Foot drop systemic: This could be a systemic problem. Unilateral foot drop suggests possble systemic or mechanical but bilateral suggests a systemic problem. Ask your physician to have you evaluated by a neurologist and a rheumatologist ...Read more
Foot paralysed overnight 9 mths ago after back and bilateral thigh pain.MRI neg.reflexes normal.can't dorsi or plantar flex or move toes.waiting ncs??
CT myelogram?: EMG/NCS is probably one of the top tests to discover what's going on. Sorry it's taking this long to get things squared away. A CT MYELOGRAM can often times show things regarding nerve root compression that an MRI will never show and so that's another imaging modality that could be useful. But you'll also need a SOLID NEUROLOGICAL EXAM as well. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
L5s1 protusion 12/52.Failed nerve block4pain.Foot drop.Nuero consult said reflexes brisk all over\sending me 4 upper back\brain scan.Why when lumbar back is issue? Could MS be a considetation here?
COMPLEX ISSUES: Would suggest that the foot drop most likely due to discogenic compression of l-5 nerve root, but suspect that your neurologist is checking for potential degenerative changes in neck and upper back in addition. Unlikely that ms is explanation for your brisk reflexes, but maybe the fatigue raises suspicion in the mind of your doctor, so attempt to provide fuller explanation being sought. ...Read more
My foot jerks with testing of knee reflex, but neurologist didn't seem concerned. Can being 9 weeks postpartum contribute to this?
My 7 week old's foot sometimes shakes when sleeping and when the foot is pushed back toward the shin. Is this a reflex? Is it normal?
Normal: These symptoms are normal for an infant. Due to their immature nervous system they will have some "shakes" and reflexes that would be pathological in an adult. If you touch the baby's foot when it is shaking at it stops the shaking this normal. If the shaking persists then have the infant's doctor exam him. ...Read more
Spine or brain: Babinski reflex suggests an upper motor neuron disorder. Since the spinal column and the brain are organized into "halves, " one-sided babinski suggests a lesion on one side of the spinal cord, brainstem, or brain. It could be as simple as an entrapped nerve or as serious as a stroke. Neurology consult is strongly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow foot reflex: Suggests possible nerve compression in lumbar or sacral spine, which could result from bulging/ruptured disc, bone spur compressing spinal cord or nerve root, or spinal stenosis. Suggest seeing orthopedic or neurosurgeon for evaluation, tests (including mri), options for treatment. If u have foot drop or similar problems, do not delay. Sooner the treatment, less damage. ...Read more
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