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45 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Back Pain, Decreased Ankle Reflex

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Back pain prevalence in the pediatric age group is less compared with adults.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] .  Physical Exam:  Right plantar flexor weakness, absent right ankle reflex, and decreased anal sphincter tone.  Findings consistent w/ CES  Referral:  Medically evacuated[slideshare.net] Also, there may be decreased anal tone; sexual dysfunction; saddle anesthesia; bilateral leg pain and weakness; and bilateral absence of ankle reflexes.[urmc.rochester.edu]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    After 6 months, she came back with acute onset of weakness in lower limbs, back pain, fever and urinary incontinence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential Diagnosis Myasthenia gravis, ALS, infectious myelitis ([step2.medbullets.com] 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[muscle.ca]

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    The deep tendon reflexes are also diminished or absent; for example, the “knee jerk” or patellar reflex may be lacking ( Westphal’s sign ).[medical-institution.com] A 28-year-old man was hospitalized with lightning back pain, nausea, and bladder bowel dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The deep tendon reflexes are also diminished or absent; for example, the "knee jerk" or patellar reflex may be lacking (Westphal's sign).[en.wikipedia.org]

  • 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 ].[omicsonline.org] Specificity of needle electromyography for lumbar radiculopathy in 55- to 79-yr-old subjects with low back pain and sciatica without stenosis.[dovepress.com] Patients present with severe pain radiating from the low back down to the lower extremities, and this progresses to weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    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.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient initially suffered from unilateral low back pain and nonradicular/nonlancinating referral to the ipsilateral lower extremity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] reflexes at the knee or ankle Changes in bladder or bowel function The symptoms of lumbar disc disease may look like other conditions or medical problems.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] CLINICAL FEATURES: An 80-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus complained of low back pain along with burning pains in the lower extremities and poor balance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] but are less sensitive. 2, 7,9,12 Decreased ankle reflexes are also common, as well as the electrodiagnostic equivalent, H reflexes.[dynamicchiropractic.com]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Sometimes, proximal neuropathy can also involve nerve pain, especially pain that shoots from the low back and down the leg.[endocrineweb.com] If there’s also shooting nerve pain involved, this form of neuropathy can also be called polyradiculopathy-diabetic amyotrophy.[endocrineweb.com]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    Knee and ankle jerk reflexes were absent. No abnormalities involving the cranial nerves were found.[omicsonline.org] […] injection site), headache, diarrhea, fatigue, back pain, nausea, extremity pain, cough, rash, pruritus, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, migraine and pain.[prnewswire.com] Some patients may have sudden onset of back pain or neck pain radiating down the extremities, usually diagnosed as radicular pain.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Arsenic-Induced Polyneuropathy

    Deep tendon reflexes are reduced or absent.[aafp.org] pain that radiates to the legs and arms) Amyotrophic lateral scler osis ( asymmetric limb weakness with fasciculations and muscle stiffness ) Peripheral vascular disease[amboss.com] […] neuropathy likely. 4 The isolated presence of neuropathic symptoms or decreased ankle reflexes is less valuable for diagnosis.[aafp.org]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    There is an absent or reduced knee jerk reflex, although ankle jerks are commonly preserved.[patient.info] The pain occurs at the top of your forearm or back of your hand, often when you straighten out your wrist and fingers.[houstonmethodist.org] I go back to him again on the Feb 15th. The nurologist just said she was sorry - nothing she could do - but try to help control pain.[healthboards.com]

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