BSC 2346 A&P Case Study Module 8 Complete Solution
Joanne just celebrated her 50 th birthday and knows that she should probably see her physic... [Show More] ian for a physical. She’s generally in good health, but has been experiencing some odd symptoms lately. Joanne has been experiencing mild to moderate headaches once or twice a week, usually in the morning hours. She feels that her mental acuity “isn’t what it used to be” and forgets the day of the week occasionally. Her husband often complains that she has the TV too loud, but Joanne thinks it’s a normal volume. She has noticed that her feet and toes are colder and she has to wear socks and slippers around the house to be comfortable.
A few nights a week, she wakes up in the middle of the night with tingling and numbness in her right hand. Joanne works at a desk all day and she notices a sharp, and sometimes throbbing, pain in her feet bilaterally after a long workday. She was thinking that her symptoms were just part of aging, but wonders if it could be abnormal. She has no history of major trauma, alcoholism, cancer, or inherited diseases.
Which of the following choices would best describe the symptoms in Joanne’s feet?
1. Motor neuron dysfunction
Sensory neuron dysfunction
Both sensory and motor neuron dysfunction
Permanent neuron damage to the sympathetic nervous system
Which of Joanne’s symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy?
All of the following are possible causes for peripheral neuropathy EXCEPT:
Vitamin B deficiencies
Intervertebral disk herniation
If Joanne’s neuropathy is related to diabetes, what are some complications she can expect (and try to avoid)? List and describe at least three complications.
All of the following might be explanations for Joanne’s right hand symptoms, EXCEPT:
Lumbar disc herniation
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sleeping on her right shoulder, causing pressure on the brachial plexus
Cervical disc herniation
If Joanne’s hand symptoms area caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, which nerve would be affected?
If Joanne’s hand symptoms are caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, which of her fingers would be affected by the numbness?
1st-3rd digits and medial half of the 4th digit
1st – 3rd digits
1st digit only
How might Joanne’s lower extremity symptoms be related to her job? Briefly describe how ergonomics might be related to the pathophysiology she is experiencing.
Dysfunction of the following structures would explain Joanne’s numbness?
Dysfunction of which the following structures may be the cause of Joanne’s lower extremity symptoms?
Brachial plexus [Show Less]