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What is spastic?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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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.

In brief: 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.
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