Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature

For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 4469
  Title Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1995 Mar-Apr;18(3):168-171
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the similarities and differences in the clinical presentation of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, an inherited peripheral neuropathy, and acquired lumbar spinal stenosis.

CLINICAL FEATURES: Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis causing nerve root entrapment often have leg pain and weakness during such activities as walking or standing. Additional symptoms of poor balance, foot deformity and signs of cerebellar and sensory ataxia suggest a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy rather than nerve root entrapment.

INTERVENTION: Electrodiagnostic testing and nerve conduction studies reveal abnormal conduction velocities in cases of peripheral neuropathy such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.

CONCLUSION: Sciatica and leg weakness may be due to a variety of causes, including nerve root entrapment and peripheral neuropathy. A diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease should be considered in a case of progressive lower limb weakness associated with loss of balance and sensory ataxia. This diagnosis can be confirmed using nerve conduction studies.

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Article only available in print.


   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
Email To
HTML Text     Excel

To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips