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Numbness due to muscular dystrophy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   Hello I have a question about muscular dystrophy
User :   If a boy suffers from muscular dystrophy and is bound to a wheelchair because of the lose of the use of his legs, if he falls out of the wheelchair, can pain erupt in his legs? Are his legs paralyzed, as though he cannot feel them, or do they just simply not work?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
can i know tha age ans sex of the person?
User :   A male boy at the age of eight
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
what type of musxular dystrophy
Doctor :  
there are many types
User :   congentail, he was born with it
User :   He lost the use of his legs, i'm wondering if physically, like if punched, would he feel pain in the legs?
Doctor :  
yes it is possible
User :   Thank you very much
Doctor :  
cos muscular dystrophy is related to the muscle
Doctor :  
due to defect in the protein
User :   okay so it isn't a type of paralyzation
Doctor :  
sensations is related to the nervous system...not to muscles

Doctor :  
and paralysis and muscular dystrophy are totally different
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