First Neuro visit over ... MRI next.

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   Posted 5/11/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I thought I'd post about my first neuro visit.  She ordered an MRI of the brain and C-spine, and also an EMG.
The exam was interesting.  My husband said when she was examining my eyes she kept frowning - she kept going back and forth, then said Hmmm and turned off the lights.  She made no comment.
Then, she performed the rest of the neuro exam, and she said I had an abnormal response when she was doing something with my fingernail - she did it over and over again.  I don't know for sure what she saw or what it means, but she commented a couple of times that it was abnormal.
My Husband said he saw no reaction when she did the Babinski test - I have had this done before, and usually my right foot will respond correctly, but my left one does not respond at all - but according to him, neither of them responded at all today.
The heel to toe walk was fun too - I kept falling over - I think I made about 3 steps.  I have reported poor balance to my reg. doc for a while now, but he never seems interested.
The rest of the stuff I don't know about.  She was very nice though. 
The MRI is on the 21st.  I guess we'll know more later.

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   Posted 5/11/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Now comes the hard part..the waiting for results. Hang in there!
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   Posted 5/14/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Stacie

Wow...lots to think about until u'r next visit, huh? Hang in there...this can be a long process, but in the end u'll get some answers. Please let us know what the doc says and best wishes to u!
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   Posted 5/14/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all,

StacieC, I have the same reponse when my doc flicks my finger nail, its called a Hoffsman sign. And I have the Babinski sign in left foot. Google Hoffsman sign and it will tell you what it is. I cant seem to recolate what it said.

Take care all
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