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Causes Spastic Movements
HYPERTONICITY: Hyper tonic movements may be considered as extrpyramidal signs which means a disorder of the basal ganglia which are a structure in the brain controlling the muscle functions, usually Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter responsible for that. Parkinson disease is one of that disorder which caused by depletion of Dopamine in the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor description: Babies have a lot of random movements that are designed to preserve muscle mass & function until the nervous system matures enough to use them in more refined ways.Maturity progresses top down &from the middle outward.Stiff reflex movement in the legs lessens to allow getting to standing by 9-10mo.`the refined movements needed to cut with scissors doesn't come in until age 6-8. ...Read more
What causes right side pain with IBS-C / IBS-A? I never get left side pain and it's a full ache that isn't relieved by bowel movements
Sacroiliac joint: Right sided pain with IBS suggests unilateral sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disorder; both associated w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Constant aching "side" discomfort more likely associated w. chronic soft tissue disorder than w. spastic bowel, which generates crampy intermittent pain. Parasympathetic (PS) nerves overlie SIJ. SIJ hypermobity w. PS stimulation begets intestinal evacuation. ...Read more
Cerebral palsy: Quadreplegic cerebral palsy is the most common type, it is a static brain injury due to a sigifican injury to the brain like hypoxia and trauma, the most common cause in early life is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy which occurred pernatally, around the time of delivery, exam showed increased muscle tone and brisk reflexes also with microcephaly and developmental delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes when I move I get tingles all over my body sometimes upper sometimes lower what would this be? Not sure which movements cause this
Need much more info.: What you're describing requires a lot of other information to make sense out of the picture. Also, your age being 16 prevents us from giving you specific medical advice as you are a minor. Have your parents set up an account for you & then, come online to consult a physician in the state you live. My webpage is www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi & I'm a neurologist if that may be of benefit to you. ...Read more
What can cause sharp, spastic pains in upper chest and back? I'm a healthy 33 yr old female and have had these pains all day every time i move...
Upper back pain: It sounds like thoracic disc pain. Disc problems are common and can cause radiating pain, numbness, burning sensation along the ribs, or across to the scapula. If the pain does not get better my suggestion is to see a spine specialist to get an MRI for accurate diagnosis, and start with physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. They can provide a lot of help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that i can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...Read more
Rotation: Meniscus tears occur either a medial or a lateral force directed to a flexed knee. When the foot is planted and the knee is flexed and either internally or externally rotated, the meniscus becomes vulnerable to injury. At this point, the addition of a force applied to the lateral (or medial) aspect of the flexed knee may tear the medial (or lateral) meniscus. Medial tears are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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