Differing Neuro approaches...

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Differing Neuro approaches...

Postby backagain on April 23rd, 2007, 4:43 pm

After reading all the material I can find on the net, as well as talking to my brother who has BFS and going to a neuro myself, it appears that Neuros examine the tongue differently.

I have heard that the tongue should be observed while at rest in the mouth. Yet, most of the neuro exams you see on the net ask the patient to stick out their tongue as the Doc looks for fasics. My neuro said that the protruded tongue would undulate like a worm if it was truly fasiculating. The guys at CCF seem to agree withi him. If you watch the neuro exam at University of Toronto, that doctor states that if there is no atrophy, there generally can be no fasics.

All I can gather is that if you can move your tongue from side to side briskly, can press it firmly against your jaws and can protude it straight from your mouth, then your tongue is "normal."

IS this right, wrong, or unknown?
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