Spasticity is a disorder of the muscle that is characterized by tight or stiff muscles that are hard to control. It is caused by an inbalance of signals from the central nervous system to the muscles.
Treatment options include:
- Botox injections
- Physical therapy
- Referral to surgery, as necessary
- Pain management through medication
- Functional assessment
In this WBAL-AM "Know Your Health" radio clip, Dr. Scott Brown, chief of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital discusses spasticity.