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I need your help please? What makes me kick so hard when they test deep tendon reflex?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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A deep tendon reflex reflects the function of a part of the nervous system that travels to and from the spinal cord.
It is also influenced by the brain. It is involuntary. Some people have brisker reflexes than others and it is completely normal. Some conditions can cause brisker reflexes like an overactive thyroid or certain nervous system conditions like injury to the brain or spinal cord.

In brief: See below
A deep tendon reflex reflects the function of a part of the nervous system that travels to and from the spinal cord.
It is also influenced by the brain. It is involuntary. Some people have brisker reflexes than others and it is completely normal. Some conditions can cause brisker reflexes like an overactive thyroid or certain nervous system conditions like injury to the brain or spinal cord.
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