Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
134 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes sensory loss of proprioception?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Neurologist

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 5904 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have sensory loss of proprioception. Is this from the motor nervous system or the sensory nervous system?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This is from the sensory nervous system.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist and would be pleased to help you.

Sensory loss of proprioception pertains to the sensory nervous system. Typically, the large sensory nerve fibers, dorsal root ganglion and posterior columns of spinal cord are affected to produce loss of proprioception.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 23 minutes later
If i have a demyelinating motor neuropathy could that explain why i have proprioception loss?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Motor neuropathy can not explain

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Motor neuropathy alone can not explain. There has to be additional sensory neuropathy to explain the loss of proprioception. In most cases of neuropathy, there is involvement of motor as well as sensory nerves.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
These were the results of my test.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There is no comment regarding sensory nerves.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for sending the report. The report mentions about the motor nerves, and there is no mention of sensory nerves. If they were tested, then, they could have mentioned that "sensory nerves are normal". So, I am not sure whether the sensory nerves were tested or not.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
So this report doesnt mention the sensory nervous system?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, there is no mention of sensory nerves.

Detailed Answer:
I agree that there is no mention of sensory nerves.

One can presume that the sensory nerves were normal, and hence, not mentioned. However, when I write a report, I always mention " sensory nerves are normal".

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Do you think they might not have tested the sensory nerves?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
They should have tested.

Detailed Answer:
The clinical finding mentioned is "numbness in the legs". This would require testing of sensory nerves. However, it is difficult to guess whether they tested sensory nerves or not, as there is no mention in the report.

If you can send the full report, I can make out better.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Does this help?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sensory nerves have been tested.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, this report shows that two sensory nerves have been tested and they were normal. However, the most commonly tested nerve (sural nerve) has not been tested. In sensory neuropathy, sural nerve is the most commonly affected nerves.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 minutes later
Could these results still validate me having what i express as numbness everywhere or more recently i express as proprioceptive issues?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Neuropathy can account for your symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Neuropathy can account for your symptoms. However, it is also important to determine the cause of neuropathy. The common causes are diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, vasculitis, hypothyroidism and autoimmune CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy).

Identification of exact cause would help in starting the appropriate therapy.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Thank you so much. You are the only doctor who helped m figure this out. e
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Thank you

Detailed Answer:
Thank you and best wishes.

Would be pleased to assist you in future too.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 48 hours later
Are my results indicative of why I would have proprioceptive loss and is that symptom treatable with ivig?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Most probably sensory nerves are also affected.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Reports show involvement of motor nerves. In all likelihood, sensory nerves are also affected. Sural nerves were not tested. So, a repeat nerve conduction study may be done.

IVIG is useful in one of the conditions that affect nerves, namely CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy). This diagnosis can be confirmed by nerve conduction studies, lumbar puncture and nerve biopsy.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Root ganglion

doctor1 MD

If you have shingles on one part of your body, can it spread to another body part?

doctor1 MD

dry lips, applied mosturizer, now fine but did herpes test, history of herpes was detected in april 2016 now again it's showing high values is the...