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Bilateral babinski/hoffman, hyperreflexia , spasticity, voice gravely, progressive +5 yrs, MRI , spinal tap normal, doc denies mnd. Family normal. ?
I have SFN and recently began showing CNS issues (babinski and hoffman signs). Mouth twitches when I smile. Will have MRI Mon. Worried...
As a start UESTI: What is SFN? What is your question? ...Read more
Bilateral cross adductor reflexes notices in neuro clinical exam what does this mean? Rest of exam was good no hoffmans no babinski emg and ncv good.
Usually Normal: It means contraction of the adductor muscles of the thigh and inward rotation of the leg elicited by tapping the sole of the foot. It is an upper motor neuron sign that can mean there is some damage to the spinal cord when it is severe. It is often slightly increased in normal people, the other signs (hoffman's and babinski's negative ) suggest that it is a normal finding in you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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
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
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