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hypotonia

hi everyone.

i wonder if any of youu are hypotonic? how many of oyou have hypotonia?
coming from the cerebellum, (not drug induced)
my husband isjoking (but i think he is serious) about getting me harness type seat belt in the car , as it is getting more diffficult staying put in my seat.
just kindda curious to hear.
take care ,a mo
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just bummping up if anyone saw   this?
it   means you aar 'floppy'   not stiff. Not nessasarly weak with it, just really limp.
I was owondering if Wobbly mmmeant that by her name?

anyways, wondering if anyone here has shown this on thier exam?
amo
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Hi....
I'm sorry that you haven't gotten any answers to your question yet.....To be honest, I don't really know the term "hypotonic".....Maybe someone else on here can help you out soon.

Tammy
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thakk you Tammy,

i am thinking now maybe others do not.
The paart of the exam they check is like when they wiggle/shake your arm-wrist-hand.
I am quiet floppy (ok and flabby too ! yicks but guess that part is from age lol)
I just hear how many have spacticity, and no talk of hypotonia.

Maybe Quix used to see floppy infants?

but thanks again. amo
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In the pediatric world we refer to a child as  hypotonic if they have low tone or weakness versus hypertonic/spastic/high tone or rigid. However I am not use to the term being used in the adult neuro world.
Adult world usually weakness, muscle wasting, spastic etc.
Rebeccah
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hi rebeccah,

thanks for input.
Yeah, there is much more  on the internet  with children. Nothing talked about here , so was curious how many others haave hypotonia. My movement disorder specialist make note of it on my visits.
It comes from my cerebellllum. Thankfully i am not so much weak . IT gets tough sitting uprright for sure, ii just fall over if i am not holding on.

After manny years my doctors still are scratching their head, my ms neuro last week told me i mmake him feel dumb
My movement disorder doctor isn't suree of my msa-c dx's, and thinks more on the line nowof a SCA,, but would be a gene that has not been identifed to date.

DO you work with children in you r work?
thanks agai nn , amo
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AMO

I work mostly with children however I have years of experience working in an acute care hospital with adults and have a nuero background. I have always had a hard time deciding which population I like the most...when it gets down to it a brain is a brian is brain..... the size of the body changes. I just love people.

I hope you get some answers soon! I will keep you in my thoughts!

Rebeccah
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