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What's the difference between spasticity and spasm?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury
Dr. Christopher Kager
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Similar: Spasticity is the condition of having super tense muscles and also can infer spasms. Spasms are the actual contractions of the muscles, which can be painful.

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