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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Overview)

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 MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm


Dr. Tapan Joshi
280 Doctors shared insights

Spasticity (Overview)

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 MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm


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What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

Nephroptosis: Nephroptosis is also called a “sagging kidney”. The kidney could be floating or loose and as a result it can drop down lower in the abdominal cavity. Nephroptosis can be asymptomatic or it can cause problems like urinary tract infections (having a urgent need to go or having to urinate more often). Sometimes it can be a cause for nausea, vomiting, constipation or a full or heavy feeling abdomen. Sometimes it can even lead to problems with sleep or dizziness. It is good that you are having him thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read more

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How is spastic paralysis treated?

How is spastic paralysis treated?

See below: Spastic paralysis is a general term for many condition in the brain or spinal cord that cause weakness or paralysis of the limbs as well as spasticity which causes increased abnormal tone in the muscles. The conditions most often associated with this conditions are brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and sometimes als. There are treatments that can reduce spasticity. ...Read more

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Are there any special clinics for treating a cerebral palsy (spastic type quadri) with tooth decay?

Are there any special clinics for treating a cerebral palsy (spastic type quadri) with tooth decay?

Yes: Check with the university of washington school of dentistry to see if they have a special patients program. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

There are surgical: Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that I know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Yes: Both drug and non-drug approaches can be very helpful. Physical therapy can direct you in helpful stretching exercises. Medications such as tizanidine, baclofen, clonazepam, diazepam have all been used to address the mechanisms of spasticity. ...Read more

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My brother is 29 & he had spastic paraplegia since 9 yrs. Now he taking leofen 10mg also doing physiotherapy every day. Is there a complete cure.

My brother is 29 & he had spastic paraplegia since 9 yrs. Now he taking leofen 10mg also doing physiotherapy every day. Is there a complete cure.

No: Do you mean hereditary spastic paraplegia? He has NOT had it since he was 9. He's had it since the moment he was conceived. That's what hereditary means. It didn't start at 9, it only became apparent then. There is no way his doctors could not have told you long ago that there is no cure. A cure would mean altering his genes, which is still in the realm of acience fiction. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of spasticity? Does stretching actually work?

Various treatment: Stretching may help with contractures that are caused by spasticity, however the actual spasticity is treated with medications, injections and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence and is pretty hard to wean from. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if spasticity is a genetic disorder?

Can you tell me if spasticity is a genetic disorder?

Spasticity: Yes there are certain inherited disorders that do have spasticity involved. Spasticity though can occur from a number of other disorders that are not necessary genetic in nature. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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What is spastic?

What is spastic?

See below: A muscle that is spastic has increased muscle tone and resists movement. This may cause problems with using the arms and hands and walking. Spastic muscles are a sign of a central nervous system disorder, a process in the brain or spinal cord or both that causes this abnormal muscle tone. Seen in brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, ms, ALS and other conditions. ...Read more

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Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Yes: True spasticity as opposed to "muscle spasm" usually occurs secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a spinal cord injury (sci), a brain injury, a tumor, a stroke, multiple sclerosis (ms), or a peripheral nerve injury. Treatments may include, preventative measures, therapy, positioning/orthotics, oral medication, injectable medication, and in some cased surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

Involuntary tightness: This occurs with certain types of strokes, and with spinal cord injuries. Involuntary tightening of the flexor muscles, with intermittent gear as you try to passively straighten a muscle out or extended from the flex position. ...Read more

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What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

"tightness": The term refers to increased muscle tone with resistance of the joint to change position. The hypertonicity is related to problems within brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, or multiple sclerosis or trauma, as examples. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

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 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

Spasticity: 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 MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm ...Read more

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What is a spastic gait?

What is a spastic gait?

Gait: A spastic gait is a very stiff sometimes robotic looking walk where the patient has difficulty coordinating the leg movements. The gait typically has a "jerky" movement and it varies depending on severity of the spasticity. ...Read more

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Do people ever have a spastic appendix?

Nit likely: I have never heard of that as a condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic ileus?

What is the definition of spastic ileus?

Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to some type of noxious stimulus, either traumatic, infectious or inflammatory. The distension can mimic bowel obstruction and this needs to be differentiated, typically by watchful waiting. Ileus will resolve by correcting the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is spastic bilateral quadriplegia?

What is spastic bilateral quadriplegia?

Jibberish: Patients who have spasticity can be described in many ways. Hemiplegia means that half of the body is involved. Diplegia means two limbs - usually the legs - are involved. Quadriplegia means that all four limbs are involved. Some doctors use the term of bilateral hemiplegia for patients with both sides of the body involved but one side more than other - bilateral quadriplegia does not exist. ...Read more

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Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Yes and no: Hereditary spastic diplegia or paraplegia is a slowly progressive stiffening of the legs. Some progress more rapidly and need aggressive therapy and bracing and even surgery. More often it is very slow and can be be dealt with without braces or surgery but with appropriate therapy. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read more

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Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Different origin: Spasticity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint due to abnormally high muscle tone, and varies with the amplitude and speed of the joint motion. Seen after a stroke.
Rigidity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint which is constant throughout the range of joint motion, and not related to the speed of joint movement. Seen in Parkinson's disease. ...Read more