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Is there tratment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Taking pressure off the spinal cord can reduce spasticity in some cases.
Medication can help as well. For some, an pump can be implanted to put drug directly into the spinal fluid to reduce spasticity. See a physician who specializes in care of myelopathy (spine surgeons, many neurosurgeons, spinal cord injury specialists, rehabilitation specialists).

In brief: Yes

Taking pressure off the spinal cord can reduce spasticity in some cases.
Medication can help as well. For some, an pump can be implanted to put drug directly into the spinal fluid to reduce spasticity. See a physician who specializes in care of myelopathy (spine surgeons, many neurosurgeons, spinal cord injury specialists, rehabilitation specialists).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Physical therapy, oral medicine, Botox and phenol treatment, intrathecal Baclofen pump in graded fashion.

In brief: Many

Physical therapy, oral medicine, Botox and phenol treatment, intrathecal Baclofen pump in graded fashion.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Spasticity

There's no 100% cure.
Most effective treatment I am aware of is a medication called Baclofen (lioresal), that is dosed as 10-20 mg 3 times a day. For more severe spasms there are surgical releases or nerve eradication procedures.

In brief: Spasticity

There's no 100% cure.
Most effective treatment I am aware of is a medication called Baclofen (lioresal), that is dosed as 10-20 mg 3 times a day. For more severe spasms there are surgical releases or nerve eradication procedures.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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