July 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm


It just sounds like the doctor wants to have a close look at things. If you have had good reflex all your life and they decrease or go away, the reflex is used as a cross road in diagnostics. Being that the patellar reflex had returned and is over, more that normal, certainly this warrants checking it out again. Any change is an indication of activity, either for the better or not.
Reflex changes assist the neuro in dx or ruling out others. If someone has hyperactive reflex all their life, then that is normal for them. I was asked how my reflex was up until I knew I had a problem. Mine were normal growing up. After the CIDP hit or over the last few years they are all faint. during recent recovery they have improved a bit now that I am aware of it.