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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Progressive Spasticity (Overview)

Progressive spasticity is a symptom in which a person's muscles, in part or all of his body, gets tighter (spastic), less controllable, and less useful as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Progressive Spasticity (Overview)

Progressive spasticity is a symptom in which a person's muscles, in part or all of his body, gets tighter (spastic), less controllable, and less useful as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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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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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...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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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity is a symptom in which a person has an abnormally large amount of tone (tightness) in his muscles. Spasticity is more common in the arms and legs, but can affect the other ...Read more