Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

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Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby Nytviolet on August 19th, 2014, 1:09 pm

Two doctors have said that I have almost no knee reflex (or Babinski). Should I be concerned? I have a hx of Fibro and some nerve impingement in my c-spine. Has anyone else had this finding?? Thanks.
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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby Nytviolet on August 19th, 2014, 3:43 pm

I am having some anxiety over this. Granted, she did tap very lightly with the hammer, but my foot barely moved. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby misterjuanperalta on August 22nd, 2014, 7:51 am

I am unfamiliar with your symptoms but - A Decreased patellar reflex; Sensation loss of the anterior thigh; Weakness in quadriceps muscle; Pain in the area of the anterior thigh - All associated with Nerve Root L3.

Source: http://www.scoma.org/sep/spine-lumbar-radiculopathy.htm

Ask your doctor. Hope you feel better.

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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby Nytviolet on August 22nd, 2014, 11:14 am

Thanks for the reply. I have tingling and a feeling of weakness in the left calve. Right now I'm seeing an ortho who suspects there could be lumbar issues, and he wants he to begin PT this coming week. I do have cervical radiculopathy as well. I am sincerely hoping these are causing most of my symptoms. Thanks again :)
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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby misterjuanperalta on August 22nd, 2014, 11:43 am

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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby garym on August 24th, 2014, 8:42 am

i would only worry about it if your docs are worried about it....minus that, no reason to worry.
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Re: Diminished Patellar Reflex -- should I worry?

Postby Nytviolet on August 24th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Thanks a bunch :)
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