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.

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What's spastic paralysis?

CEREBRAL PALSY. Spastic paralysis is due to a group of conditions that involves nervous sustem and hypertonicity in the muscles of extremities also called cerebral palsy. Condition is caused by injury and abnormalities in the brain.These happen in the womb or in first two years of life.It may be due to lack of oxygen going to brain.Bleeding in the brain, brain infections, head injury, maternal rubella& sever jaund. Read more...

What is the definition of spastic paralysis?

Tone of the muscle. When paralyzed muscle shows increased one type of tone then it is callers spastic paralysis. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Spastic paralysis?

Spasticity. Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part of the recovery process. Read more...

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...

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...

Is spastic paralysis curable?

No. It is possible to reduce the spasticity to a degree with medications, phyiscal therapy, different treatments like Botox injections, and some fancier treatments like implantable pumps to deliver anti spasticity medication. Unfortunately at this date we do not have a "cure" that can reverse paralysis. I hope we will someday. Read more...

Difference between flaccid and spastic paralysis.?

Tone. The difference is in the tone of the muscles. In people with spastic paralysis, they will often have involuntary movements of their legs or arms and it is very difficult to move the limb by another person like a physical therapy. This is spasticity. A flaccid paralyzed limb has no muscle tone and is limp and easily moved by another. Read more...