This was a weird one. You know how the ms neuro uses the tuning fork. But they also do hands on tests. I had this weird left ankle clonus the other day when he did the exam. He didn't use the tuning fork to test the ankle clonus just his hand. This is how they can tell you have lesions somewhere on your spinal cord or brain stem.
Here's what it is... It was a strange feeling.
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My neurologist uses a tuning fork every exam. But I've never had clonus.
He thought baclofen might help it but I didn't want to take more drugs. I do have tizanidine which is sometimes used too.
I've had the tuning fork used a couple times, but I am not sure what clonus is. I had a problem with the side of my right leg was numb, for a year or so, when I went in for my annual check up they decided to do a little test called an 'EMG',I had never heard of it so was unfamiliar with what it was. They hook a wire tpo one part of you and use a probe with another wire, then repeatedly shock you and a computer reads the results: if you are into acupuncher you will love this!
Had never heard of it either; interesting.