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Hyporeflexia, reduced functioning of reflexes, can be brought on by damage to the nerves that run through the spinal cord and branch out to the extremities. This damage often takes the form of a pinched nerve caused by a slipped disc, ruptured disc, bone spurs, or other matter pressing up against the nerve and disturbing its normal functioning.

Symptoms of hyporeflexia include the inability to respond to stimuli applied to the knees, elbows or other areas. In some cases the reflex action may be totally absent. Hyporeflexia is itself typically a symptom of a larger problem that may be located in the spine. If you are experiencing slowed or non-existent reflexes, be sure to see your doctor for testing. Once the presence of hyporeflexia is established with reflex tests, additional testing and imaging will probably be necessary to pinpoint the root of the problem.

Seeking Treatment for Hyporeflexia
Treatment options for hyporeflexia depend on exactly what is causing it. If the condition is caused by pressure to the spinal cord, physical therapy may be prescribed to alleviate this pressure. If that doesn't work, surgery can help clear any areas of nerve pressure, restoring order and stability to the spinal canal.

To find out which course of treatment is best for your case of hyporeflexia, speak to a doctor who is familiar with the condition. At The Bonati Institute for Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery, a variety of treatments exist that may eliminated symptoms of hyporeflexia. The Bonati Institute was founded in 1981 and is renowned all over the world for its effective, highly successful, minimally invasive surgeries. For further details, please visit The Bonati Institute on the Web: www.bonati.com.

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