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287 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Back Pain

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    The patient initially suffered from unilateral low back pain and nonradicular/nonlancinating referral to the ipsilateral lower extremity.[] Ankle Reflex (Tendo-Achillis Reflex) - Diminished or absent reflexes when L4, 5 and S1 nerve is damaged. How is Lumbar Disk Herniation Diagnosed?[] Test your reflexes at the knee and ankle. These may sometimes be absent if there is a compressed nerve root in your spine. Straight leg raise (SLR) test.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Arthritis in the Back How can you tell the difference between arthritic back pain and stenosis back pain?[] An estimated 400,000 Americans suffer from leg pain and/or low back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis![] Treatments for back pain caused by spinal stenosis include: Medicines to help relieve back pain.[]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    In the PED, the unusual clinical presentation of severe back pain and urinary incontinence initially mimicked cauda equina syndrome and led to delayed correct diagnosis.[] .  Physical Exam:  Right plantar flexor weakness, absent right ankle reflex, and decreased anal sphincter tone.  Findings consistent w/ CES  Referral:  Medically evacuated[] Sciatica-type pain on one side or both sides, although pain may be wholly absent Weakness of the muscles of the lower legs (often paraplegia) Achilles (ankle) reflex absent[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    After 6 months, she came back with acute onset of weakness in lower limbs, back pain, fever and urinary incontinence.[] F waves implicates nerve root involvement delayed/absent H reflex correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential[] GBS symptoms may include: lower limb numbness and tingling, symmetrical leg and arm weakness, severe back pain, muscle aching and cramping, shortness of breath and bieralfacial[]

  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Tumor

    Case Report History A 32 year old man was referred for consultation after three months of conservative treatment had failed to relieve low back pain with left sciatic pain[] Diagnosis and management of acute low back pain.[] Luckily, most back pain is not due to a tumor.[]

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    A 28-year-old man was hospitalized with lightning back pain, nausea, and bladder bowel dysfunction.[] The patellar and ankle reflexes were absent and there was loss of vibratory and position sense in the lower extremity.[] Tabes dorsalgia" is a related lancinating back pain.[]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    However this may also be an artifact due more specific symptom based evaluation of the brachial plexus.The lumbar plexus can present with low back pain [ 17 ].[] […] in the back, due to compression of the nerve If the sacral plexus nerve of the lower back is affected, it can cause back pain, alteration in bowel movements and bowel control[] If the sacral plexus nerve of the lower back is affected, it can cause back pain, alteration in bowel movements and bowel control, alteration in urinary bladder control, etc[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Back Pain Guidelines Panel.[] Most people with PN have reduced or absent ankle reflexes (involuntary responses to a stimulus).[] Classically, ankle jerk reflex is absent in peripheral neuropathy.[]

  • Spina Bifida

    […] and low back pain status.[] reflexes, sensory impairments [5] [6] [8] [10] Musculoskeletal: hip dislocation, syringomyelgia, scoliosis, foot and ankle deformities [9] Medical Management (current best[] […] of congenital malformations in prolonged low back pain between radicular and nonradicular groups; nor is there a study that compares the pain intensity between the groups[]

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

    Low back pain in subjects was assessed using a self-administered questionnaire.[] However, one elderly woman presented with painless urinary retention, and absent ankle reflexes were the sole neurological abnormality.[] The incidence of lower back pain was also examined.[]

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