Spasticity

Spasticity is a physiological consequence of damage to the brain or spinal cord and typically occurs in conditions such as stroke), head trauma, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and others. Abnormal muscle contraction cause the spastic limbs to lose flexibility, causing pain and mobility problems for sufferers Learn the characteristics and causes of the condition, methods of diagnosis and the various treatment options available.

Spasticity develops gradually

Rigorous clinical analysis is required to diagnose spasticity

Treatment is not always called for

Sources :

RCP national guidelines, « Spasticity in adults : management using botulinum toxin » Jan 2009
Bandi, S. & Ward A.B. http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/content/sphhp/rehabilitation-science/research-and-facilities/funded-research-archive/center-for-international-rehab-research-info-exchange/_jcr_content/par/download/file.res/pdf.zip Last accessed 18/07/2017
Intrathecal baclofen https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1295 Last accessed 18/07/2017

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455