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Babinski sign: The babinski sign is the response of the toes, foot and knee to stimulation of the sole of the foot. When the big toe extends, the other toes fan apart (and the ankle dorsiflexes and knee flexes in some cases), this is a positive or upgoing toe sign, which means the nerve input to the toes has been damaged somewhere in the brain or the spinal cord. ...Read more
Higher brain centers: Babies normally have babinski responses but lose it as they mature. The response remains deep in the brain and spinal cord but is suppressed by the higher brain centers. If the higher brain centers become damaged, these primitive responses return because they are no longer being suppressed. Hope this helps to simplify the prior excellent answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babinski sign: Babinski's reflex occurs when the big toe moves toward the top surface of the foot and the other toes fan out after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked. The reflex is found in infants and disappears by the age 2 as the nervous system develops. The presence of a babinski's reflex after age 2 is a sign of damage to the nerve paths connecting the spinal cord and the brain. ...Read more
Babinski sign: The babinski sign is an indicator of something affecting the motor system in the brain or spinal cord. Therefore, there is no cure or treatment for a babinski sign, per se, the issue is the condition that is causing the sign. A babinski sign could be permanent in the case of a stroke, or could improve if there was pressure on the brain or spinal cord that was treated. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on why you have abnormal neurological signs on right, and if you possess a progressive neurological disease. Not clear as to what kind of tremors you possess, and if these represent a cerebellar type of problem. You may have multi-focal neurological disease, and if so, ms may be answer, but also, perhaps. Lyme disease and host of other possibilities. Do you have a neurologist seeking dx? ...Read more
Neurologist looked freaked out & said i had both positive "babinski" and "romberg" tests--i don't even know what those are, or what that means for me..
That means....: He/she is probably concerned that something could be affecting your brain or spinal cord. Many conditions (some serious, some not so much) can lead to those examination findings he/she remarked upon. I'm sure you'll be undergoing more testing. Best of health to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer