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A 32-year-old male asked:

Low dose gabapentin unlocks permanently contracted muscles/fascia(?) in back,hips. can stretch, squirm in exquisite novel ways. is this spasticity?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
It's possible : Gabapentin is a neuroleptic agent. If taking it unlocks your spastic joints then by definition you have some kind of neurogenic spasticity. There may be other treatment modalities such as intrathecal baclofen pump that provide controllable spasm prevention
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