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218 Possible Causes for Absent Deep Tendon Reflex, Low Back Pain

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    The aim of this study is to describe a case of low back pain in a child due to a vertebral hemangioma complicated with acute cauda equina syndrome, and performed a literature[] Cauda equina syndrome is an emergency condition characterized by persistent severe low back pain caused by compression of a bundle of spinal nerves (cauda equina) at the end[] Although back pain is very common, the incidence of low back pain secondary to lumbar disk herniation in pregnancy is low (1: 10,000).[]

  • Pelvic Fracture

    The patient had several positive low back orthopedic tests with bilaterally absent Achilles deep tendon reflexes.[] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone scan were used to confirm sacral involvement, but they demonstrated that on clinical diagnosis alone, the presence of low back pain[] Dasgupta B, Shah N, Brown H et al (1998) Sacral insufficiency fractures: an unsuspected cause of low back pain. Br J Rheumatol 37:789–793 PubMed CrossRef 13.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    At the time of office visit, he could no longer walk or hold up objects, and had absent deep-tendon reflexes as well as weakened left lung breath sounds.[] Disorders We've Got Your Back New ways of thinking about low back pain. Caregiving Juggling Act Family-friendly strategies for caring for special needs children.[] An outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a disorder characterized by acute, symmetric limb weakness with decreased or absent deep-tendon reflexes, was reported in Barranquilla[]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    In the literature you can find a lot of exercises for people with low back pain.[] In one series of 1975 patients who had low back pain, 13 (0.7%) had a malignancy to account for this problem.[] […] a low back pain-free group.[]

  • Spinal Cord Lesion

    Rectal tone may be decreased, and deep tendon reflexes may be exuberant or absent. Imaging Traditionally, plain x-rays are taken of any possibly injured areas.[] Red flags See also separate Neck Pain (Cervicalgia) and Torticollis and Low Back Pain and Sciatica articles.[] It can cause low back pain, weakness or paralysis in the lower limbs, loss of sensation, bowel and bladder dysfunction, and loss of reflexes.[]

  • Myelitis

    Lower extremities remained largely flaccid with absent deep tendon reflexes and Babinski reflexes bilaterally.[] Transverse myelitis can cause low back pain, spinal cord dysfunction, muscle spasms , a general feeling of discomfort, headache , loss of appetite, and numbness or tingling[] Neurological examination: hypotonic paraplegia, absent deep tendon reflexes in the lower limbs, bilateral Babinski and bilateral sensory loss below D4.[]

  • Nemaline Myopathy

    tendon reflexes.[] In a larger study of 49 patients (45 with both low back pain and radicular pain in the legs), and the remaining four with low back pain, there were very promising results.[] deep tendon reflexes.[]

  • Spinal Pachymeningitis

    All deep tendon reflexes were absent. Rectal examination revealed normal perianal tone but with no voluntary squeeze.[] Two cases of ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis (AASV) presenting with hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis (HSP) causing low back pain and numbness are described.[] Diagnostic criteria for GBS * Brighton Case Definitions Findings in the Present Case Bilateral & flaccid weakness of limbs Decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes Monophasic[]

  • Nemaline Myopathy Type 7

    deep tendon reflexes.[] She had chronic low back pain which had evolved over the preceding 10 years.[] deep tendon reflexes, and the presence of rod-like structures called nemaline bodies in the skeletal muscle (identified upon histologic examination).[]

  • Adult-Onset Nemaline Myopathy

    deep tendon reflexes.[] She had chronic low back pain which had evolved over the preceding 10 years.[] Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a disorder characterized by muscle weakness, depressed/absent deep tendon reflexes and the presence of rod-shaped structures in muscle cells.[]

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