Validity of reflex tests by nuros and specialists

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Validity of reflex tests by nuros and specialists

Postby scotty » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:18 am

Hi all,
I am wondering how many of you out there have had the usually touchy feely tests done by nuros and specialists and come back clear. This may seem like a strange question but i have had a few of these tests done over the last few years and each time they say there is nothing abnormal with my senses and reflexes. Therefore i seem to keep getting told there is nothing medically wrong with me even though i am showing some very outward signs as well as the usual fatigue, aches, pains and numbness. The point i am trying to make is how important are these reflex type tests and is it still possible to have MS.
Thanks Scotty.
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Postby sou » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:38 am

Hi.

Reflexes are usually normal when there is no spinal cord involvement. This doesn't mean that you have or you don't have MS.

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Postby 71jules » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:30 am

Hi scotty, I too was told my senses were normal. The tests of those that were done at the Neuro, balance and touching the skin with pin etc.
OMG, then why do I have problems with touch and not being able to feel things properly? I don't know and I am still angry that they have not put me in with a new Neuro, I do not want to see the same one I saw scotty at the RBH.
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Postby ssmme » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:22 am

I think neuros have limited capabilities in deciding normal/abnormal. I have tingling in my left arm and even though the arm and hand aren't numb (I can feel the sharp/dull pinpricks but there's a layer under my skin that when I touch things they feel like sandpaper no matter how smooth they are. On the surface I can tell they're smooth so the neuros say I'm normal there.
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