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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Muscle Spasticity

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What can make muscle spastic?

What can make muscle spastic?

Stroke: Muscular spasticity occurs when upper motor nerve cells are damaged, such as brain or spinal cord (not peripheral nerves). Therefore, any brain or cord problem can cause spasticity (stroke, ms, variations of als, trauma, infections, etc). ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Not really: Tens is low intensity electrical stimulation so mainly helps for pain control but a different form of electrical stimulation can help to decrease spasticity which i personally loves to use since it has practically no side effects and pt can use it at home once trained appropriately and it cost about 500$ which is equal to 1.5 vials of botox. ...Read more

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Is Valium a good & safe long term drug for muscle spasticity & cramping of unknown cause?

Is Valium a good & safe long term drug for muscle spasticity & cramping of unknown cause?

Maybe: Valium is a drug with abuse and addiction potential. It can cause impairment in motor and cognitive function. So - long term use requires careful assessment of risks versus benefits. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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