Re: Hyperreflexia -- What is it??
hyperreflexia is actually more of a symptom of either nerve damage or just something that is affecting the nerves.I have this everywhere in all those reflex spots that the docs usually check?(due to spinal cord injuries).tap the area right under your actual kneecap,where your doc usually taps it with that little hammer thing?instead of just that 'normal" littlequick bop out of your lower leg,you will have a much quicker,bigger,or more pronounced type of reflex.All it means really is that your reflexes are hyper,or more exagerrated than the norm.i am also much more easily startled than I used to be before my sp cord damage was done.don't worry,this is NOT an actual disease or a "real' illness of some sort,it is merely a symptom.Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.