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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cogwheel Rigidity

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What do I do if I have cogwheel rigidity?

What do I do if I have cogwheel rigidity?

See neurologist: Cogwheel rigidity is a neuromuscular problem most often due to parkinson's disease. Medications can help. ...Read more

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Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Nuchal rigidity: Anything that inflames or irritates the tis tissue (dura mater) that surrounds the spinal cord and brain can lead to meningits and a stiff neck. The most common things are viral and bacterial infections and some chemical if instilled into the spinal fluid space. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...Read more

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What causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

What  causes neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: There are many causes of neck and back pain including sprains, strains, and arthritis to name a few. Muscle rigidity or "muscle spasm" is often your body's response to pain or injury. In some instances the muscle itself is injured or stressed which results in "stiffness". ...Read more

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What disease can cause neck and back pain and muscle rigidity?

Meningitis: High fever, severe headache that isn't easily confused with other types of headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating — in the very young, this may appear as inability to maintain eye contact, seizures , sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light, lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash in some cases, such as in viral kind. ...Read more

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Can stress cause muscle rigidity? Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Can stress cause muscle rigidity?
Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Yes: Yes, but sounds more serious than just stress if it's both hands. Because you're young, it's unlikely anything too serious, but make sure to get it checked out if it continues for more than 1 week or disturbs your everyday life. ...Read more

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Someone past smoker developed parkinson with rigidity, fluid build up on left lung, are lungs affected by rigidity of back shoulder? To causes atstass

Someone past smoker developed parkinson with rigidity, fluid build up on left lung, are lungs affected by rigidity of back shoulder? To causes atstass

Fluid on lungs: Lungs should not be generally affected by Parkinson's disease or rigidity. Fluids on lungs could be due to many cardiac and lung disorders and should be evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more

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Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more