United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 31-year-old male asked:
My mother had intracerebral hemorrhage in 1996 (16 years ago. her left side is getting stiff. can you advise any medicine or treatment for her muscles?
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Neurology 53 years experience
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Increased tone: She is likely experiencing increased tone and spasticity on the side that is opposite the intracerebral hemorrahage. Physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation medicine are key to help to keep the muscles fluid and mobile. There are a host of medications that are designed to help with the muscle spasticity (ie. Valium, baclofen).
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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