Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Cogwheel Rigidity
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
The symptoms can be helped with moist
heat, muscle relaxants and physical
therapy modalities. Read more
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
Does serotonin cause muscular rigidity via its effects in the central nervous system or by binding to peripheral 5-ht receptors in the body?
Centrally: Overstimulation of primarily the 5-ht2a receptors seems the leading hypothesis currently. Read more
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
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
Taking dopamine caused me muscle rigidity and an inability to move. Then took abilify (aripiprazole) and akineton and was getting worse. Stoped them and walked better?
That's a good -: -statement that is followed by a question mark. That in and of itself does not make it a question. Read more
If I have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight
Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. Read more
Spasticity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint due to abnormally high muscle tone, and varies with the amplitude and speed of the joint motion. Seen after a stroke.
Rigidity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint which is constant throughout the range of joint motion, and not related to the speed of joint movement. Seen in Parkinson's disease. Read more
See below: It is mostly the quality of the movement. With rigidity, the muscle tone stays pretty much the same when someone moves the limb, there is constant resistance to movement. It has also been called "lead pipe" rigidity. In spasticity, there is initial resistance to movement and then the resistance gives way. This is called "clasp-knife" spasticity. Rigidity is often seen in parkinsons. Read more
Rigidity: Rigidity is an abnormality of muscle tone that can occur in certain neurological conditions. It is a resistance to movement. An example of this is Parkinson's disease which can cause rigidity. That is not the only condition that can cause rigidity though. Read more