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Doctor insights on: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Acid reflex (Felt in lower neck) always happens after a bad night sleep, or just not enough sleep. Have noticed this correlation for years. Why?

Acid reflex (Felt in lower neck) always happens after a bad night sleep, or just not enough sleep. Have noticed this correlation for years. Why?

Reflux: Nocturnal acid reflux may be lessened if you can sleep with the head of your bed elevated,avoiding caffeine,alcohol,nicotine and avoiding spicey and fatty foods especially later in the day and taking prilosec before supper. If your symptoms are not controlled, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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DDx pain Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck,hyperaesthesia,Allodynia,Paraesthesia,9/10 pain Findings:Undissipated Central canal,few overactive reflexs

DDx pain
Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck,hyperaesthesia,Allodynia,Paraesthesia,9/10 pain
Findings:Undissipated Central canal,few overactive reflexs

Several possibilitie: Your history is not entirely clear. I am assuming that the stiffness is only in the neck? Or the entire spine? Is there a history of fever? If so meningitis should be in the differential. Also, where are the hyperesthesia, allodynia and parresthesia complaints present? I am assuming in the limbs limbs possibly. If so, central nervous conditions should be entertaihed such as MS or T myelitis. ...Read more

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I exhibit pos babinski reflex and I have tremors on the rt side involving rt hand , arm, tongue, neck. Reflex was pos on lt side could these be relate?

I exhibit pos babinski reflex and I have tremors on the rt side involving rt hand , arm, tongue, neck. Reflex was pos on lt side could these  be relate?

Possible: A positive babinski reflex is an indication of a neurological problem and can be related to the tremors you have. You need to see a doctor or neurologist for a complete examination to find out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a strong pharyngeal reflex which makes for a bad time at the dentist. Is there any way to prevent it from being as bad?

I have a strong pharyngeal reflex which makes for a bad time at the dentist. Is there any way to prevent it from being as bad?

Yes: Unfortunately, this affects lots of people. There are various ways to handle it. The main thing is that you have to stay calm and relaxed...stress and anticipation of gagging is a huge trigger. This part is the most difficult. Then, your dentist can use a spray anesthetic to numb the back or your tongue and throat. Or, you can take a pill/gas to help you relax. Or you can be sedated completely. ...Read more

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Is it justified to have an MRI of cervical spine if you failed the neurologic reflex examination ?

Is it justified to have an MRI of cervical spine if you failed the neurologic reflex examination ?

Yes...: It's worthwhile to double check to make sure there are no abnormalities, especially if you have any other symptoms (numbness, tingling or weakness in the extremities). There is a chance, of course, that the MRI could look completely normal. Remember that abnormal leg reflexes can also come from the thoracic spine (not just cervical). ...Read more

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TSH W/REFLEX TO FT4 Is 22.18 What this means for my health No thyroid due to t cancer?

TSH W/REFLEX TO FT4 Is 22.18

What this means for my health
No thyroid due to t cancer?

TSH high: If the value you gave is for TSH, it is much higher than normal and indicates deficiency of thyroid hormone. It would be prudent to see your doctor at the earliest, for replacement medication. ...Read more

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When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

Possibly tonsils: You could have crud in your tonsils that smells and tastes bad. Try gargling with listerine a couple of times a day. If it continues see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling in my throat that something is there, stuck, for over a month. Reflex is to swallow but doesn't help. ?

Feeling in my throat that something is there, stuck, for over a month. Reflex is to swallow but doesn't help. ?

Foreign Body Sensati: It would be best to see an ENT for a direct look at the back of your mouth and a closer look at the area at the base of tongue and around your voice box. ...Read more

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My doctor said my thyroid is enlarged and wants me to have a TSH reflex test done. What does this mean? What causes a thyroid to be enlarged?

My doctor said my thyroid is enlarged and wants me to have a TSH reflex test done. What does this mean? What causes a thyroid to be enlarged?

Thyromegaly: Thyroid could be enlarged form multiple nodules, single nodule, from inflammation, growth of benign and malignant nature. Most common reason would be multinodular goiter. The function of the thyroid is measured by Tsh and related thyroid hormones T4 and T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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Potental dangers and future damage from being clotheslined in in the throat, swollow, and gag reflex are different, seems to move side2side..Treatmen?

Potental dangers and future damage from being clotheslined in in the throat, swollow, and gag reflex are different, seems to move side2side..Treatmen?

Laryngeal injury: How long ago did this happen? It's possible that you would have had some voice change or difficulty breathing if you had a laryngeal fracture. Swallow and gag reflex could be impacted by swelling of the strap muscles that move the adam's apple up and down. You should be checked by and ENT doctor who will likely do a scope to look deeply into your throat. ...Read more

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What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

No: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a marker for thyroid function. If it is abnormally high, the lab automatically (reflexively) does a Free T4 level. This is useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism, but it is not the same as a full thyroid panel. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. What that mean? Is my thyroid gland hormon low? Thank. Not yet medication, doctor said to come again for 3 months

My Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. What that mean? Is my thyroid  gland hormon low? Thank. Not yet medication, doctor said to come again for 3 months

6.25: Sorry, but each laboratory has a different reference interval for each test including thyroid studies. Till you know the normal range for your thyroid lab you won't know whether the result is good or not so good. Your doctor should have that information. ...Read more

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I had something on the back of my tongue and i was tryinf to get to it but i have a bad gag reflex. And now it feels like its in my throat and hurts.

I had something on the back of my tongue and i was tryinf to get to it but i have a bad gag reflex. And now it feels like its in my throat  and hurts.

Throat foreign body: May be just you have discomfort from the foreign body (FB) scratching the back of the throat/eophagus if swallowed but would go to ER to get it checked out as if a FB is still there it can get into your lungs and cause spasm which is serious and life threatening, especially if wheezing, gagging , coughing or short of breath. Go to ER ...Read more

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I have feeling of a lump in my throat can it be acid reflex? Or my goiter.I also feel somepain

I have feeling of a lump in my throat can it be acid reflex? Or my goiter.I also feel somepain

See a doctor: Sensation of a lump in the throat is not normal and needs to be checked out. If you smoke and/or drink alcohol, this symptom could signal a serious problem. Please see you doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Tried sticking finggerrs down throat, but I can't make myself throw up. Is it possible to not have a gag reflex?

Tried sticking finggerrs down throat, but I can't make myself throw up. Is it possible to not have a gag reflex?

Possible, not likely: It's hard to gag yourself so bad you throw up, just as it's hard to punch yourself so hard you hurt something. There are diseases where you could lose your gag reflex, such as stroke or brain tumor. The likely answer is my first one however, you just can't make yourself do it. And that's probably a good thing. If you're really concerned, go see an ENT for a thorough head and neck exam. ...Read more

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I have a sever soar throat and caugh and loss of voice. And congestion. Had bad. Acid reflex recently. Could it be laryngitis?

I have a sever soar throat and caugh and loss of voice. And congestion. Had bad. Acid reflex recently. Could it be  laryngitis?

Yes: Loss of voice is usually due to laryngitis it may last a couple of days but usually recovers without any complications. Treatment is supportive without the need of any medications. If however your sore throat gets worse with high fevers and increased cough you should see a physician for pharyngitis. This is also usually viral and does not need any medications, however rarely strep throat maybe diagnosed which does need antibiotics. ...Read more