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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