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32 Possible Causes for Spastic Paralysis, Thenar Muscle Atrophy

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    Changes in bladder or bowel function Paralysis from the waist down Bulging disc in your cervical spine: Pain moving your neck Deep pain near or over your shoulder blade Radiating[depuysynthes.com] […] symptoms may include: Bulging disc in your thoracic spine: Muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling in one or both legs Increased reflexes in one or both legs that can cause spasticity[depuysynthes.com]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] the following: clonus or spasticity of the lower extremities sensory changes (light touch, pinprick sensation, or temperature dysfunction) generalized weakness throughout muscle[americannursetoday.com]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor

    If you would like to participate in a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins, please go to the clinical trial database (ITCR), for more information. Study Title: NA_00023202 Principal Investigator: Chetan Bettagowda, MD Summary: Physicians at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are participating in a FDA approved clinical trial that is[…][hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    The typical symptoms of cervical spondylosis consist of a radiating pain and stiffness of the neck or arms, restricted head movement, headaches, spastic paralysis, and weakness[britannica.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] the following: clonus or spasticity of the lower extremities sensory changes (light touch, pinprick sensation, or temperature dysfunction) generalized weakness throughout muscle[americannursetoday.com]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    There are also rare progressive, autosomal recessive upper motor neuron degenerations (Infantile –Onset Ascending Hereditary Spastic Paralysis, Juvenile Primary Lateral Sclerosis[neuropathology-web.org] […] group of muscles, including the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and first dorsal interosseous (FDI), when compared to the abductor digit minimi (ADM) [Figure 1]. 14,22 This[acnr.co.uk] Signs: Upper Motor Neuron Lesion findings Muscle group weakness (not complete paralysis) Minimal muscle atrophy "Clasp-knife" spasticity Initial resistance to motion is strongest[fpnotebook.com]

  • Myelopathy

    00 Myelopathy is the clinical scenario of spinal cord compression causing upper motor neuron (UMN) neurologic dysfunction such as trouble walking, increased reflexes and spasticity[spine.keckmedicine.org] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] The natural progression of this condition is usually a slow, gradual deterioration, although some patients present with a rapid decline of physical function and/or paralysis[spine.keckmedicine.org]

  • Autosomal Dominant Spastic Paraplegia Type 17

    Infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic paralysis is associated with mutations in the alsin gene. Am J Hum Genet 2002; 71(3):518-527.[siicsalud.com] These disorders are characterized by progressive muscle stiffness (spasticity) and, frequently, development of paralysis of the lower limbs (paraplegia).[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] Infantile ascending hereditary spastic paralysis (IAHSP): clinical features in 11 families. Neurology 2003 ; 60 : 674 –82 Marti-Fabregas J, Pujol J.[ajnr.org]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    paralysis Intellectual deficit, X-linked, Turner type Joubert syndrome with renal defect Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Juvenile primary lateral sclerosis LEOPARD[csbg.cnb.csic.es] The clinical phenotype of PLS can include gradual progressive leg weakness and spasticity and spastic bulbar weakness.[mayomedicallaboratories.com] Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome Hyperinsulinism due to HNF1A deficiency Infant acute respiratory distress syndrome Infantile Refsum disease Infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic[csbg.cnb.csic.es]

  • Cervical Cord Compression

    […] spasms) Numbness Sensory changes Pain Weakness, paralysis Difficulty breathing because of weakness of the abdominal, diaphragm, or intercostal (rib) muscles CERVICAL (NECK[medlineplus.gov] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] Injuries of the spinal cord at any level can cause: Increased muscle tone (spasticity) Loss of normal bowel and bladder control (may include constipation, incontinence, bladder[medlineplus.gov]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    The typical symptoms of cervical spondylosis consist of a radiating pain and stiffness of the neck or arms, restricted head movement, headaches, spastic paralysis, and weakness[britannica.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] the following: clonus or spasticity of the lower extremities sensory changes (light touch, pinprick sensation, or temperature dysfunction) generalized weakness throughout muscle[americannursetoday.com]

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