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I have no knee reflex or elbow reflex why is that

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i have no knee reflex or elbow reflex why is that
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Knee reflexes can vastly reduce with age.
The elbow reflexes are often difficult to find.
Who did the exam
Do you have any problems?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have degerative disk diewase and bone spurs in my neck
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
disc disease can account for the low reflexes.
Disc disease in the neck for the elbow.
In the lower back for the knee, or the knee is not reflective of any problem.
A nerve conduction study/emg would show if the nerve roots are interrupted enough to cause the absent reflexes.
An MRI would show the progression of the disc disease.
good luck

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