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Passed the quick neuro exam?

Did you pass the quick neuro exam? According to one reliable website the chiarians pass the quick neuro exam but don't pass the thorough one.
33%
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Yes, but failed the thorough one
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Yes, but passed the thorough one
26%
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Yes, but never had a thorough one
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no
33%
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never heard of a neuro exam
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I also passed the NO neuro exam, lol.  My MRI " looked fine".
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what do you mean by neuro exam? like when he checks your reflexes, eyes, etc?
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yep and strength in the hands. I passed the test but I should have failed based on my strength in the left is supposed to be more than right.
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Does anyone know what a thorough neuro exam consists of? I also passed the quick one though I don't think i should have completely because the neurologist didn't bother to ask if i was left handed and I have noticeable weakness in my left arm with certain movements. I didn't even think of it until later and realized he probably found the left sided weakness unremarkable because he assumed I was right handed. I tried some exercises later and found I can now lift significantly less weight with my left arm compared to my right whereas my left arm used to be much stronger than the right.
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The thorough ones take ~45-60 min.  Mine have included walking normally, turning, walking heel to toe, walking on heels, walking on tiptoes, walking on hands (jk!), squatting, squeezing fingers, resisting pushes on arms legs & fingers, being pricked all over w/a pin, checking for gag reflex, checking for eye reflexes and probably more I can't even think of right now.
There is only one doc who ever examined me so thoroughly.
Oh, I was tested for identifying odors too.
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I failed boh miserably ;(
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Before I went to a nerologist about any of my symptoms I was a hard headed 18 year old (lol); so by the time I got to one I had no feeling and no reflexes in the upper right side of my body.

Now when I was 15 and having gosh awful "stress headaches" from my long neck - according to a doc - I think I would've passed a lot of neuro exams with flying colors.
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Many neuro exams, never been given a pass/fail type response. Just ok, ohh and the like. And once an explanation for why things 'could be' the way they are but not a pass/fail type response.

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