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Sometimes atrophy: Soemtimes the muscles afected may become atrophic. ...Read more
What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?
One-sided si joint pain, spinal probs ruled out, all tests (x-rays, mris, blood work) negative. Triggers: walking uphill, hamstring stretch. Help!?
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
What are good exercises for numbness in fingers. Chr neck pain MRI confirmed bulging disc in c126.96.36.199. No motor weakness.No trauma. Is Mackenzie good?
Finger numbness : Numbness in the fingers as it relates to the neck usually causes compression of the spinal cord or cervical myelopathy. Numbness without spinal cord compression may indicate an impingement of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or impingement of the median nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). An EMG of the upper extremities will establish the cause of the numbness. ...Read more
Amount of Dystrophin: The two conditions differ in their severity, age of onset, and rate of progression. Mutations in the dmd gene cause duchenne and becker forms of muscular dystrophy (dmd and bmd, respectively). Mutations that lead to an abnormal version of dystrophin that retains some function usually cause bmd, while mutations that prevent the production of any functional dystrophin causes dmd. ...Read more
Hypertrophy: The word hypertrophy means enlarged. Muscles can enlarge for various reasons, most commonly related to building muscle mass from exercise, but there are some diseases that lead to what appears to be muscle hypertrophy but is fat instead. If your muscles are enlarging involuntarily, i suggest you see your family doctor. ...Read more
Minor CP & spasticity issue. To better voice projection/annunciation, What is really more important - breathing techniques or reading aloud?
2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?
Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not a dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease. ...Read more
Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?
Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more
Neck CT shows bone spurs c3-c6. Chronic very strong muscle spasms. Wearing neck brace for 3 wks to relax muscles. IN PAIN!!! No meds helping. ????
No single test......: ......should EVER be considered SUFFICIENT to diagnosse any type of medical process or pathology. Medicine is the thoughtful blend between clinical knowledge and gestalt, diagnostic fact, & sometimes a little luck so that a story is put together in a reasonable and coherent way. No single test should ever be used to state dogmatically that "This IS or This ISN'T!" Good doctors avoid that pitfall. ...Read more
Serious disease: Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscle damage and weakness which get worse over time. The most severe form starts in infancy. Milder forms can start in adolescence or adulthood. All types of sma cause weak muscles and difficulty breathing. It can be hard to take deep breaths and to cough effectively. This results in frequent infections and respiratory distress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer