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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Neuro vs muscular

To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury

In brief: Neuro vs muscular

To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Christopher Kager
Neurosurgery

In brief: Similar

Spasticity is the condition of having super tense muscles and also can infer spasms.
Spasms are the actual contractions of the muscles, which can be painful.

In brief: Similar

Spasticity is the condition of having super tense muscles and also can infer spasms.
Spasms are the actual contractions of the muscles, which can be painful.
Dr. Christopher Kager
Dr. Christopher Kager
Thank
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