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Doctor insights on: Spinal 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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Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Different origin: 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

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How much rigidity is normal during erection?

How much rigidity is normal during erection?

100%: A normal erection should be so hard you can't flex it or have any squishiness in the shaft. ...Read more

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What part of the body provides structure and rigidity?

The bones: Our bones, held together at joints and by ligaments create our structure and height. The cranium (head) is a complex group of bones that protects the brain and special organs (eyes and ears) with its rigid structure. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between rigidity and spasticity?

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

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Please help! what is the difference between rigidity and spasticity?

Spasticity is: Velocity dependent. So it comes with movement of a joint. Rigidity is the tone of the muscle at rest. Both are due to neurologic insult to the central nervous system. ...Read more

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How do we differentiate spasticity and rigidity? What are the differences?

Velocity dependent: Spasticity is velocity dependent- the faster you try to move the limb the more resistance you will encounter. Rigidity is a fixed resistance not affected by speed. ...Read more

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Looked up symptoms in medical book. What is rigidity?

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

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What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

Does this help?: 'cogwheel' rigidity and 'leadpipe' rigidity are two types identified with parkinson's disease. 'leadpipe' rigidity results when an increase in muscle tone causes a sustained resistance to passive movement throughout the whole range of motion, with no fluctuations.'cogwheel' rigidity is a combination of leadpipe rigidity and tremor which presents as a jerky resistance to passive movement. ...Read more

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How much muscle wall rigidity is normal?

How much muscle wall rigidity is normal?

None: Not quite sure what you mean by muscle wall rigidity, muscles do not have "walls". They are made of bundles of muscle fibers and the bundles are encased in strong elastic tissue called fascia. They have to increase in diameter as they contract, and then relax back to the original shape as they lengthen. A rigid wall would prevent shape changes. Swollen muscles can feel like there's a rigid wall. ...Read more

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How does one develop muscle wall rigidity?

How does one develop muscle wall rigidity?

This is abnormal: Rigidity is an involuntary response to an injury or other abnormal situation. Muscle tone or firmness is a different situation. You can develop muscle tone and firmness by working muscles as with exercise. ...Read more

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What part of the human body provides structure and rigidity?

What part of the human body provides structure and rigidity?

The skeletal system.: The bones of the skeletal system provide the structure and rigidity. Crustaceans in the seas, however, are soft on the inside and have outer shells to provide this same structure and rigidity. ...Read more

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What is muscle rigidity?

What is muscle rigidity?

M rigidity: Involuntary firing of the muscle neuromuscular junction causing excessive muscle contraction without sufficuent relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle rigidity?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle rigidity?

Muscle rigidity: Muscle rigidity = muscle is unable to relax properly due to increased tension or stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Catatonic rigidity?

Catatonic rigidity: Catatonic rigidity occurs when a person remains in very stiff & immobile postures. If you move a persons' limb who has catatonic rigidity it will likely remain in that position. It can be seen in catatonic Schizophrenia and some times with mood disorders. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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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