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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
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
Do i probably have msa rather than Parkinson's because of poor balance and having a positive babinski's reflex sign in my left foot?
Challenging: You describe neuropathy, perhaps ataxia, and parkinson's. Would actually wonder if you possess olivo-ponto-cerebellar degeneration, or some parkinson's plus syndrome. Msa can be considered if you show autonomic dysfntn with urinary incontinence, postural hypotension, (helpful is association with sleep apnea, stridor and anterocollis). This is a job for an experienced movement disorder doc. ...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
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