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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Medication To Treat A Spinal Cord Injury And Spasticity

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

Baclofen: Muscle spasms and spastic tone is the most complication of spinal injury. Baclofen has been the gold standard along with the benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam and diazepam. ...Read more

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What is best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is  best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Depends: Depends if the injury is reparable or not. Sometimes the nerve can be surgically repaired by neurosurgical procedure. If its irreparable neurostimulation is an option. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Treat from a: Functional aspect. Unsure if it is due to trauma or not, but first things that should be done should include bracing if necessary, afo if any lower spasticity. Physical therapy, including pool therapy if at all possible. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of postural hypotension, and what's it got to do with the spinal cord injury?

What is the technical definition of postural hypotension, and what's it got to do with the spinal cord injury?

Postural hypotension: ...is a big problem for many patients with SCI, particularly those with cervical or high thoracic spine injuries. It occurs from damage to the nerves of the autonomic nervous system. Some can be treated with just salt tablets, but there are medications which can help if needed. Exercise, including usingelectrical stimulation (FES) or bodyweight-suported treadmill, can be useful. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Physical therapy: You might be a good candidate for physical therapy, which is often quite effective for headache associated with cervical spine degenerative dic and joint disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spinal compression?

What is the best treatment for spinal compression?

SURGERY: If the spinal cord is affected (MYELOPATHY) by the compression, surgical intervention is medically reasonable and necessary! My opinion only! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best way to help to the pain of a vascular malformation?

What is the best way to help to the pain of a vascular malformation?

Location useful: there are numerous sites of the malformations and location is important in making the correct assessment. The adjacent structures may be affected and details are needed here for a better answer ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to handle weakness due to tethered spinal cord?

Is there a preferred way to handle weakness due to tethered spinal cord?

Tethered cord: The best treatment option for tethered cord is surgery to detether or release the tension on the cord. If you have already had surgery then improving weakness is best treated with physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

Individualized plan: There is no one answer to this question. There are many good treatments for spasticity, but which one is best for any patient depends on that individual patients needs and how their spasticity affects them. The best plan is to meet with someone who specializes in spasticity treatment (physiatry or neurology) and discuss your specific concerns. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

Stretch, heat, meds: Alternate applying moist heat and ice to your back, otc topical anti-inflammatory creams, otc Motrin and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) and stretching exercises. If you back pain persists despite trying any one or all of these, you should see your md/do. If you have fevers, chills, weight loss, bowel or bladder incontinence, leg weakness, numbness or tingling, or if you are over 55 or have fallen lately, see your md. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

What is the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

No best way: There is really no best way. It depends on the location, pain character, activity limitation that it causes, and also patient preference to treatment options. Discuss with your doctor regarding the different options of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

Depends : No best care. Response to different therapies varies. See a neurosurgeon to determine if surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment include pain pills, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and laser surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

Depends: This depends on the type of structures injured. Some people with a disc herniation may sleep sitting up in a recliner but if just arthritic or muscular in nature, then with just a small pillow supporting your head while on your side or on your back. ...Read more

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What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

Normal?: There is no normal medication for lumbar sprain. Would recommend an otc such as Aleve (naproxen) or advil. These should be combined with heat and stretching exercises. If your symptoms persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

Need diagnosis: scapular injury, trauma? many different reasons for pain around the scapula and neck. pinched nerve, local muscle problems, shoulder problems, etc. get checked out ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. William Newton
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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

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