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Extensor respons: The presence of a Babinski sign suggests an upper motor neuron lesion, although in infants the presence of the dorsiflexion of the great toe with plantar stimulation can be normal. Simplifying, it's thought by some it may be related to the difference between the anatomical flexors behaving differently, more as extensors. Medicine Decoded has a reasonable explanation of this. ...Read more
7yr m has (apparent sudden onset) amblyopia, speech disfluency (repeating end sounds, pausing in mid word), dyslexia, ADHD, impulsiveness. Related? See neurologist? ADHD and impulsiveness have been ongoing but amblyopia and speech disfluency recent.
Neurological problem: I would definitely see a pediatric neurologist ASAP ...Read more
Bilateral babinski/hoffman, hyperreflexia , spasticity, voice gravely, progressive +5 yrs, MRI , spinal tap normal, doc denies mnd. Family normal. ?
Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??
Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?
EMG Report: That's mean that the motor response from the left and right common peroneal was markedly attenuated (weaken or reduce in force). For more information always ask your physician. ...Read more
Went to dr for clumsiness I had hyperreflexia legs/arms +jaw jerk +hoffman's sign +babinski & clonus. Neuro ordered MRI of brain What is she looking 4?
Broad ddx: There may be a bilateral cortical/subcortical brain disruption and MRI could help identify a potential cause based on the pattern of abnormalities. For ex: adult-onset leukodystrophy would show extensive demyelination of the white matter sparing the periventricular white matter vs MS vs Cerebral Autosomal-Dominant Arteriopathy, and work-up is different for each disease. ...Read more
Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.
My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set
What are some physiological (non-psychological) causes of exaggerated spinal reflexes (i.E. Exaggerated jerking/flinching in response to light touch)?
Startle vs DTR's: Your description of exaggerated jerking with light touch sounds like someone with very brisk "startle" reflex, as in post traumatic stress disorder. This is a physiological response to hypervigilance, as ptsd encompasses the whole person and his/her body. Hyperactive deep tendon reflexes (dtr's) can result from conditions like cerebral palsy, strokes, inflammatory diseases, and brain injury. ...Read more
Not sure question: the cerebellum has an immense amount of impact on balance and walking ability. Thus if there is cerebellar atrophy, there certainly could be delays of the motor function of walking. If you have further question beyond this, please resubmit the question. Thanks! ...Read more
Very different: Locked in syndrome is usually the result of an injury to the brainstem that results in a loss of communication between the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neuron disease is a progressive degenerative process that affects the nerve cells that carry signals from the brain to the muscles that allow us to move. The most well known example of this is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(not depressed) weakness beyond belief breathing, talking, moving slow cognitive functions loss of emotions/feelings no adrenaline limbs no energy?
Med eval.: 29 year old male with these symptoms, makes we wonder about things like an infection (such as mononucleosis), neurological problem, anemia, an endocrine imbalance (i.e., thyroid, testosterone, etc.) or depression (even though you said you aren't depressed). Don't know why you are taking vitamin B12 & viagra (sildenafil). Don't know length of sxs. This requires thorough medical evaluation to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?
Late: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI report"mild fraying&hyperintense signal alteration involving posterior-lateral bundle of left ACL with preserved ligamentous attachments"any harm?
My sons brain MRI shows ectopia cerebellar tonsils could that be causing his focal onset seizure with slowing..
Ask Neurosurgeons: I am assuming this is a condition called Chiari malformation, which is something one is born with, however there may be neurosurgical procedures to relieve the frequency of this problem. I suggest you have the case referred to a pediatric-oriented Neurosurgeon and neurologist for options, there MAY be a treatment that can improve this clinically, call Health Tap for concierge help if it is desired ...Read more