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Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 27th, 2015, 4:40 pm
by Dual_CoRed
Hello all. Posted a while back. Started massive body wide muscle twitches back on 2/14. Believe I reaggravated my neck as my right bicep and wrist extensor muscles went weak. Since then, my strength has returned. I have no weakness/atrophy to speak of, but my twitching has not subsided. My EMG showed herniated C5/6 and C6/7. Neuro's said they don't believe it's anything bad and it's from my neck. However, went to a chiro today who couldn't find a bicep reflex in my right arm. I'm a little concerned to say the least. Anyone ever have an issue like this?

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 27th, 2015, 7:30 pm
by Dual_CoRed
Well I'm reading online that this could be a result of my herniated C6. Tired of worrying about this.

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 9:38 am
by misterjuanperalta
Worry often leads to wrong conclusions, they say.

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 10:05 am
by Ghayes420
The fact it was a chiro who couldn't find it gives me all the info I need to know this is nothing to worry about. :)

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 10:39 am
by Dual_CoRed
Ghayes420 wrote:The fact it was a chiro who couldn't find it gives me all the info I need to know this is nothing to worry about. :)


Thx for the answers guys. 14 months with this and a confirmed cervical injury is a long time to go with no further atrophy or weakness right?

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 1:42 pm
by Ghayes420
Assuming that your clinical exam was initially spotless, then your time frame is well beyond any scale of worry. If there was some abnormal finding in your clinical, then you are at the tail end of any timeframe of concern. This is just my amateur opinion (but based soundly on info from the nations top specialists in this category). So congrats.
Cervical injuries that are confirmed via MRI like you have, can cause a variety of oddball symptoms, many of which mimic other more dangerous conditions, so that's also in your back pocket in case something does come up that concerns you.

Re: Abscent bicep reflex

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 6:52 pm
by Dual_CoRed
Thx a lot for the reply. Had two clinicals by two different neuro's. Passed all tests as far as I know. the first said I was fine and ordered an EMG to put my mind at ease. The second one didn't even feel the need for me to get a second EMG. He said he could see me in 6 months (would have been 2 months ago) just to be sure but he believed I was fine. The twitching is driving me crazy, although it's driven me to get into the best shape I've been in 15 years. Just scared to leave the gym lately. I've been reading that bad herniation's can cause a diminished or absent reflex. Again, thx been stressing a little last few days.