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HYPER-REFLEX

Hi

I know I'm not spelling it correctly, but what does this mean.  The reason why I ask is when my neuro was do the neuro exam, when he did the reflexes, my leg jumped out, and then shot out a second time on its own.  Is this the same or is this different.  I have alot of problems with this leg, I get muscle spasms constantly, its so tight in my calf, it actually feels numb.  It gets tighter when I walk on it.

Sandie
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Sandie, the second jump is called "clonus" and it indicates the highest level of hyperreflexia and is proof of a spinal lesion.  To understand all of this there is a Health Page on the tendon reflexes:

http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Multiple-Sclerosis/Measuring-The-Tendon-Reflexes/show/157?cid=36

Try reading that and come back and ask more questions if you need to.

Quix
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