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Causes Of Hyperreflexia
Most do not:
If spinal cord impinged, however, some problems may occur.
Be seen and discuss re neurologist consult. ...Read more
Illnesses that affect the cerebellum and corticospinal tract, or the dorsal columns and corticospinal tract can cause these findings.
Stroke is probably the most common, MS is also a possible explanation, there are also others (trauma, infection, neoplastic disease, etc.) ...Read more
Here are a few: May see with spinocerebellar degenerations, such a freidrich's ataxia, not unique to find in multiple sclerosis, might see with von hippel lindau syndrome, sometimes occurs with lupus, vasculitis, sjogren's. Occasionally a meningioma at the base of brain can present this way. Some brainstem strokes do this. Might go to wikepedia, or a site such as mayo clinic, as more information in depth there. ...Read more
What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?
MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more
Hyperreflexia is increased reflexes. This is an "upper motor neuron" issue, and comes from diseases of the brain such as multiple sclerosis or a stroke. Cervical spine stenois (tightness) can also cause this bilaterally.
Ataxia is incoordination of motor movements. Most commonly this occurs from disease of the cerebellum. These can be acquired (toxins, low b12) and genetic. ...Read more
Is hyperreflexia permanent or temperory, when caused by alcohol withdraws are over? Is this permanent
Temporary: It is a sign of increased Adrenalin and possibly other neurotransmitters that are seen in alcohol withdrawal. Once the withdrawal is over, they go away. If there is some other cause (a brain or spinal cord lesion, or other diseases or medications that can cause it), then it may persist. A neurologist can help figure it out the cause and treatment. ...Read more
10 year o son diag clonus hyperreflexia mild left hemipareses what could have caused this quick onset neg brain MRI spine MRI mild bulges l4l5s1. Told unrelated. Is there anything else I can do for him other than ot pt? What could have caused this that I
Cerebral palsy: Children can be missed for this diagnosis, especially if its very mild. Not sure if your child had a long or laborous delivery when you had him, but this can deprive the brain of oxygen during the delivery. Many times children recover well afterwards and cerebral palsy is ruled out. It then manifests later in life as the clonus hyperreflexia or an achilles tendon rupture. See a pm;r/neuro doc. ...Read more
I have clonus and hyperreflexia. Also have sjogren's, low B12 but normal MRI of brain and spine. Burning weak arms legs. Can clonus caused by sjogrens?
Sort this out: Both sjogren's and b-12 deficiencies can cause small fiber neuropathy, which can promote limb burning. The weakness could involve large fibres, but the clonus and hyperreflexia may be a sign of upper motor neuron problem within brain or neck, and thus might require imaging studies. A few tests can be useful, such as mri, and skin punch biopsy. Although sjogren's could mimic ms, and cause clonus. ...Read more
Physiology: Due to compression of corticospinal pathways, weakness can occur, and inhibition of these areas in the spinal cord allow excitatory responses to supervene, and thence increased reflexes in the legs. Actually, an archaic response to preserve function in motor pathways in case of injury. ...Read more
Muscle reflexes: It means that your muscle reflexes are more pronounced than what is considered normal. Your doctor will determine whether or not you have hyperreflexia by using a rubber hammer to tap on your elbow, arm, knees and ankles and check for muscle contraction or resulting movement. If these muscle jerks are stronger than normal, or if they occur with only a soft tap, this would be considered hyperreflex. ...Read more
Unlikely, but: Tn is trigeminal neuralgia? Should have MRI and see if there is some blood vessel or boney protruberance compressing nerve. Hyper-reflexia is non-specific. Although ms can be associated with your problems and more, it is more likely something different is causing your issues. See a neurologist and get all of this under control. ...Read more
I had serotonin syndrome over 4 years ago, yet I still have a positive Babinski sign and hyperreflexia on my right side (foot). What could this mean?
Cental nervous syste: It sounds like a CNS problem see a neurologist ...Read more
Bilateral babinski/hoffman, hyperreflexia, spasticity, voice gravely, progressive +5 yrs, MRI, spinal tap normal, doc denies mnd. Family normal.?
Many things....: See neurologist or spinal cord injury specialist........ ...Read more
I am a 23 year old male. Was evaluated by a neurologist yesterday and he noticed hyperreflexia in both legs. He ordered an MRI. How serious is this?
Hyper reflexes: I do not know the nature of your back problem. If you had an accident these symptoms are usually due to fracture. No accident at your age likely disc. ...Read more
I went to a neurologist and had hyperreflexia in both legs. Ok in 20 year old? Related to frequent urination?
Hyperreflexia legs: 24 F saw neurologist for unknown reason and hyperreflexia in both legs was noted. Asks OK? Related to frequent urination? It all depends on your whole story of what is going on. May be Ok. Esp if you are nervous. Need more detail on frequent urination. Day or night? A little or a lot. So put together more detail and come back for second opinion. ...Read more
I had +babinski +hoffmans +clonus hyperreflexia cant walk heel/toe and fall to the R. MRI of brain was normal so does that mean all is fine, what next?
Further work up: You are describing an exam consistent with some form of spasticity. In addition to an mri of the brain that you had, you need an mri of the cervical spine to look for spinal cord compression and a full neurological evaluation to rule out ALS, both of which can cause the signs and symptoms you are describing. ...Read more
Tremors while at rest. Change in position and they subside. Also, right eye tremor/twitch. PCP noted hyperreflexia, (both knees).?
Both of my feet tremor when they are on toes, when I raise my heel. Is this clonus? They are symmetric. I also have hyperreflexia. Mri brain spine normal
Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems which may explain many of your symptoms. Sjogren's can mimic ms and also cause a small fibre neuropathy which could explain additional issues. Do not need an ms explanation here, as doubtful you have that also. Suggest neurology eval. ...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
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more