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11 Possible Causes for Grip Strength Decreased, Hyperreflexia, Long Tract Signs

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    tract signs and symptoms; 3) a combined syndrome – which includes both root and long tract signs and symptoms and is the commonest form; 4) a vascular syndrome – may not[] Eleven patients (58%) had lower limb hyperreflexia or Babinski sign.[] In an otherwise asymptomatic patient, hyperreflexia, a positive Babinski test, and a positive Hoffman’s sign (hand contraction in response to tapping on distal finger joints[]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    Grip strength demonstrated a 465% increase on the right upper extremity and a 25% increase on the left upper extremity.[] This case highlights the need to look for long tract signs of physical exam to explore possible causes of cervical myelopathy to account for weakness in the legs, which cannot[] Gait dysfunction associated with spasticity and hyperreflexia is a primary symptom in patients with compression of cervical spinal cord.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    […] remains normal Physical exam neck ptosis (neck drop) due to neck extensor weakness manual muscle testing elicits muscle cramping upper motor neuron (UMN) signs spasticity hyperreflexia[] The upper motor signs include spasticity, hyperreflexia and weakness. The lower motor signs include amyotrophy, weakness and fasciculations.[] Muscle pain may be caused by clonus or hyperreflexia. Many patients complain of muscle cramps.[]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor

    The neurologic examination usually reveals symmetric weakness with either flaccidity and hyporeflexia (if the diagnosis is made early) or spasticity and hyperreflexia (if[] A neurological examination revealed hypesthesia and mild weakness in her left C8 spinal nerve distribution, as well as mild hyperreflexia and a Babinski’s sign in the left[] Below that level, Upper Motor Neuron (UMN) findings are those of spasticity, hyperreflexia with upgoing Plantar reflex also called Babinski's sign With Extradural lesion ([]

  • Cervical Cord Compression

    Loss of motor strength, sensory changes, wasting of the intrinsic muscles of the hand , and spasticity may dramatically decrease upper extremity function and the condition[] Two patients did not show satisfactory improvement after the decompression of the entrapment lesions, and six patients had hyperreflexia of lower limbs.[] Both the Chiari I and cervical compression groups had long tract signs evident on clinical neurological examination.[]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

    This could be caused by (i) decreased strength, (ii) triceps brachii paralysis which disrupts normal agonist–antagonist co-contractions, (iii) accuracy preservation at movement[] Patients with chronic spinal cord lesions above T-6 are particularly at risk for this response: 85 % will display autonomic hyperreflexia at some time during the course of[] Autonomic hyperreflexia occurs because nerve messages that were once able to go up the spinal cord to the brain are blocked.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Weakness/Instability - As pressure on nerves increase, the extremities can lose strength and ability to maintain grip or balance.[] Neurologic examination showed mild leg weakness, hyperreflexia, and a gait that was slow and wide based, at times festinating but with relatively spared arm movement.[] […] unless there is injury to descending long tracts.[]

  • Cervical Radiculitis

    Appellant also had decreased strength with gripping and elbow flexion and diffuse tenderness through the parathoracic spine, left side worse than right. Dr.[] Fortunately, she does not have overt myelopathy (long tract signs), but was found to have a positive Hoffmann's signs.[] Intermittent shooting shock-like pains into UE and/or LE, especially when flexing neck (Lermitte's phenomenon) Sensory deficits Bowel/bladder symptoms Cervical Myelopathy - signs *Hyperreflexia[]

  • Spondylitic Aortitis

    Strength Decreased, Groin Pain, Growth Accelerated, Growth Retardation, Guillain-Barre Syndrome , Gun Shot Wound, Gynaecomastia, Haemangioma, Haemarthrosis, Haematemesis,[] Although resuscitated, he was severely dement- ed and showed complex, evolving, long tract signs before his death three weeks later. Pathdoglc Report.[] Hypergammaglobulinaemia, Hyperhidrosis, Hyperkalaemia, Hyperkeratosis, Hyperlipidaemia, Hypermetropia, Hypermobility Syndrome, Hypernatraemia, Hyperphagia, Hyperplasia, Hyperpyrexia, Hyperreflexia[]

  • Fetal Akinesia - Cerebral and Retinal Hemorrhage Syndrome

    , Granulocytopenia, Granuloma, Gravitational Oedema, Grimacing, Grip Strength Decreased, Groin Abscess, Groin Infection, Groin Pain, Growth Retardation, Grunting, Guillain-Barre[] ” ipsilateral cranial nerve signs and contralateral long-tract signs : implies lesion of the brainstem ; sometimes used synonymously with dissociated sensory deficits due[] […] defective vision or blindness in half the visual field hemianopia paralysis of one side of the body hemiplegia neurologic condition characterized by increased reflex action hyperreflexia[]

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