Muscle Spasticity

Muscle Spasticity is when your muscles contract, or spasm involuntarily, and resist being stretched, preventing normal movement. When people hear spasticity, most will think of simple muscle spasms, which is where a muscle twitches involuntarily, but spasticity is when the muscles contract and lock in place.

Muscle Spasticity is typically the effect of damage to the area of the brain and spinal cord that is responsible for controlling muscle and stretch reflexes.

Muscle Spasticity Facts and Risk Factors

  • Spasticity affects over 12 million people worldwide
  • Approximately 80 percent of people with cerebral palsy and 80 percent of those with multiple sclerosis will experience Muscle Spasticity to some degree
  • Pre-Existing Spasticity can be triggered by
    • Pain
    • Skin injuries
    • Strong emotions
    • Inflammation
    • Infections
    • Fractions
    • Urination or bowel movement
    • Tight clothing or shoes

Symptoms of Muscular Spasticity Include

  • Muscle fatigue
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Muscle spasms causing painful contractions
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Bone and joint deformities
  • Problems with care and hygiene

Treatment for Muscular Spasticity

There are several treatment options for spasticity, and a combination is frequently used at one time for the best patient outcome. Some treatment options include:

  • Performing stretching exercises daily
  • Splinting, casting, and bracing

Relief from Pain and Discomfort Associated with Muscular Spasticity in Katy, Texas

Relief from Muscular Spasticity is achievable. Dr. Sobarzo carefully diagnoses each patient to identify the underlying cause of the pain and dysfunction. Without relying on pain medications or surgical interventions, Dr. Sobarzo has created treatment protocols designed to help his patients get long-term relief.

Our friendly bilingual team, led by Dr. Sobarzo, is ready to help you get the relief you have been hoping for. Start living an enjoyable life again by calling today. Call now to schedule 

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