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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 are the causes of spastic movements?

What are the causes of spastic movements?

HYPERTONICITY: Hyper tonic movements may be considered as extrpyramidal signs which means a disorder of the basal ganglia which are a structure in the brain controlling the muscle functions, usually Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter responsible for that. Parkinson disease is one of that disorder which caused by depletion of Dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain at the back of my neck. It's an 8/10 for pain. It's been off and on for a few days. It's a constant, pulsing pain that feels sore. And today my hand/arm is starting to become numb and my arm has spastic movements. Advice?

 I have excruciating pain at the back of my neck. It's an 8/10 for pain. It's been off and on for a few days. It's a constant, pulsing pain that feels sore. And today my hand/arm is starting to become numb and my arm has spastic movements. Advice?

See a Neurologist: You may need Further tests like MRI scan for the cervical region. Also may need electro-neuro - diagnostic tests to see the status of cervical roots and spinal cord and cervical discs. Once exact reason is found, treatment can be planned. You should get these rather urgently. ...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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When does a babies movements become less spastic?

When does a babies movements become less spastic?

Poor description: Babies have a lot of random movements that are designed to preserve muscle mass & function until the nervous system matures enough to use them in more refined ways.Maturity progresses top down &from the middle outward.Stiff reflex movement in the legs lessens to allow getting to standing by 9-10mo.`the refined movements needed to cut with scissors doesn't come in until age 6-8. ...Read more

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PT place is treating Scatia. Any other remedies? Already on Baclofen for spasticity. Want to rid pain, but want to know if another med can help?

PT place is treating Scatia. Any other remedies? Already on Baclofen for spasticity. Want to rid pain, but want to know if another med can help?

Possibly: You are already doing two important treatment modalities for sciatica. Other options include Anti- inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve or prescription medications. Acetaminophen like Tylenol and in some rarer cases short courses of steroids like prednisone. However you would need to talk with your physician and make sure these are safe options for you based on your medical history. Good luck ...Read more

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Could clozapine cause movement problems?

Could clozapine cause movement problems?

Yes: Clozapine is an antipsychotic medication that can cause movement problems to include extrapyramidal side effects. That said, it is typically less a problem in this medication compared with some older antipsychotic medications. But muscle stiffness, tremor, dyskinesia, and others are certainly possible. ...Read more

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What causes a lot of body movement during sleep?

What causes a lot of body movement during sleep?

Several things: Periodic limb movements may be caused by excessive exercise, caffeine/alcohol use, stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medications, etc. Rem sleep behavior disorder can cause body movements as well. ...Read more

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What is the cause of black bowl movement in a child?

What is the cause of black bowl movement in a child?

? Blood: Dr novaks answer is usually the correct one, but blood in the stool can cause it to be black.If this persists check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for clozapine to cause movement problems?

Is it possible for clozapine to cause movement problems?

Yes, effects bel: Nervous system side effects have included drowsiness/sedation (39%), dizziness/vertigo (19%), headache (7%), tremor (6%), syncope (6%), disturbed sleep/nightmares (4%), restlessness (4%), seizures 3% /myoclonic movements, agitation (4%), rigidity (3%), akathisia (3%), confusion (3%), fatigue (2%), insomnia (2%), hyperkinesia (1%), weakness (1%), lethargy (1%), ataxia (1%), slurred speech. ervo ...Read more

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What can cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

What can cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

Anatomy: Causes include focal lesions of brain and spinal cord, and some underlying problems could include trauma, stroke, multiple sclerosis, infections, even primary lateral sclerosis. ...Read more

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What could cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

What could cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

Central lesion: Brain injury from trauma, bleed, tumor, aneurism, ischemia, infection, or spinal cord injury from similar mechanisms all can cause an upper motor lesion resulting in both paralysis and spasticity simultaneously. ...Read more

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What kinds of movements in basketball cause you to tear your meniscus?

What kinds of movements in basketball cause you to tear your meniscus?

Rotation: Meniscus tears occur either a medial or a lateral force directed to a flexed knee. When the foot is planted and the knee is flexed and either internally or externally rotated, the meniscus becomes vulnerable to injury. At this point, the addition of a force applied to the lateral (or medial) aspect of the flexed knee may tear the medial (or lateral) meniscus. Medial tears are more common. ...Read more

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What causes bowl movement to be in small pieces instead of one large piece?

What causes bowl movement to be in small pieces instead of one large piece?

Lots. see md: May simply be inadequate fiber in diet, lack of fluid intake, physical inactivity, meds, depression, gut motility issues. Could also be more significant problems, e.G diverticulosis, diverticulitis, polyps, tumors, cancet, other. Had a colonoscopy? When? May need to repeat. See md. ...Read more

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What could cause fetal like movements on a daily basis for the last 2 1/2 weeks now?

What could cause fetal like movements on a daily basis for the last 2 1/2 weeks now?

How many weeks?: A pregnant woman starts to feel fetal movements early in the second trimester. They should continue till delivery. Fetuses move often, as we see on ultrasound, and those movements can occur throughout the day and night. So if there are movements, the expectant mom can report them at the next OB visit. If there is a noticeable decline in fetal movement, she should report that to an OB immediately. ...Read more

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What could cause fetal like movements on a daily basis for the last 2 1/2 weeks now?

What could cause fetal like movements on a daily basis for the last 2 1/2 weeks now?

If >15 weeks, a baby: A pregnant woman starts to feel fetal movements early in the second trimester. They should continue till delivery. Fetuses move often, as we see on ultrasound, and those movements can occur throughout the day and night. So if there are movements, the expectant mom can report them at the next OB visit. If there is a noticeable decline in fetal movement, she should report that to an OB immediately. ...Read more

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How can a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

How can  a stroke cause its various effects such as speech, movement and memory impairment?

Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. The symptoms and impairments are related to the area of brain affected, as the brain has different regions dedicated to speech vs memory vs movement, etc. ...Read more

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Bending, forceful movement, getting up from laying down, this all causes a sharp pain on the sides of my head.

Bending, forceful movement, getting up from laying down, this all causes a sharp pain on the sides of my head.

Head pain: Hard to say. Is the headache there when you aren't bending or stooping? Have upper airways and sinuses evaluated, and review all meds, particularly those for depression. And have headache diary to allow timing of headache. ...Read more