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64 Possible Causes for Absent Triceps Reflex, Arm Pain

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    A case of cervical myelopathy with a severe nape and upper arm pain caused by anomalous bilateral vertebral arteries is reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For example, if the compression is at C5-C6, the biceps and supinator reflexes[c5, C6] may be absent, with a brisk triceps reflex (C7).[boneandspine.com] A patient with arm pain and numbness was referred by a neurosurgeon for nonsurgical consult. He had a large C5-6 disk herniation with no signs or symptoms of myelopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    Acute brachial plexus neuritis is an uncommon disorder characterized by severe shoulder and upper arm pain followed by marked upper arm weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The only absent reflex is the triceps reflex.[clinicaladvisor.com] In most cases, the pain subsides over the a few days to weeks, resulting in weakness in the upper arm.[arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com]

  • Syringomyelia

    Other symptoms include having stiffness in the back, legs, shoulders, and arms, pain in the neck, arms, and back, and having bowel and bladder function problems.[raregenomics.org] We report an adolescent with Chiari malformation type 1 with syringomyelia who presented with neuropathic pain, dysesthesia, and absent triceps (C7) reflex.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] midline pain over the spine, particularly the trunk area burning pain in arms, over trunk and, rarely, legs joint pain, usually in the shoulders Sphincter problems total[beaumont.edu]

  • Pancoast Syndrome

    Pancoast syndrome is a term used to describe unilateral shoulder and arm pain, weakness, and atrophy of hand muscles and Horner's syndrome as a result of a mass in the lung[symptoma.com] The hand muscles may become weak and atrophic, and the triceps reflex may be absent.[emedicine.medscape.com] Reference work entry DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85516-3_525 Definition The classic Pancoast syndrome presents symptoms and signs that include shoulder and arm pain along the distribution[link.springer.com]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    , arm pain, quality of life, surgery for adjacent level degeneration (ALD), reoperation and dysphonia/dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The biceps and supinator reflexes (C5 and C6) may be absent, with a brisk triceps reflex (C7).[aafp.org] Most people with radiating arm pain and cervical radiculopathy will actually get better themselves eventually.[hse.ie]

  • Cervical Spine Disease

    In the neck or cervical spine, radiculopathy usually is characterized by neck pain with associated shoulder blade or arm pain.[dallasneurosurgical.com] The biceps and supinator reflexes (C5 and C6) may be absent, with a brisk triceps reflex (C7).[aafp.org] This results in a pattern of arm pain (specific to the nerve root involved) along with mild weakness and sensory loss in muscles and skin innervated by that nerve root.[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathy

    Acute brachial plexus neuropathy is characterized by acute onset of shoulder girdle and arm pain, followed by weakness of the shoulder and arm muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Reflexes were absent in bilateral brachioradialis and biceps muscles but were normal in other areas. Babinski's sign was absent.[care.diabetesjournals.org] Symptoms: Severe pain in the upper arm or shoulder. Pain usually affecting just one side of the body.[medigoo.com]

  • Cervical Nerve Root Compression

    The pain may be in the neck or arms(s), or both. If the pain radiates into the arms(s), it is called radiculopathy.[uscspine.com] In addition to this the reflexes may be depressed or absent in the appropriate tendons when your are examined Investigations MRI As the clinical problem involves compression[oxfordneurosurgeon.com] Common Symptoms: Arm Pain Numbness and Tingling Burning Muscles Weakness The arm pain from a cervical herniated disc results because the herniated disc pinches or presses[ssrehab.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    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] Deep tendonreflexes on the upper limbs were absent and diminished onthe lower limbs.[docslide.us] Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome Symptoms often start in your feet and hands before spreading to your arms and legs.[nhs.uk]

  • Polyneuropathy

    Symptoms include tingling, numbness or altered feeling which often begins in the feet and hands, weakness of the arms and legs, fatigue and aching pain in the muscles.[brainfoundation.org.au] Deep tendon reflexes were absent in the ankles of 47 patients (50%), the knees of 14 (15%), the biceps of 7 (8%), and the triceps of 6 (6%).[jamanetwork.com] You may also feel pain, tingling, or burning in your arm and shoulder .[webmd.com]

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