Spasticity is a condition where muscle tightness and stiffness occurs due to miscommunication between the brain and muscles, affecting your comfort, mobility, sleep, and daily activities. Left untreated, spasticity may cause permanent, painful contractures (shortened muscles and tendons) that limit flexibility and range of motion.
Medicines relax muscle tone, decrease spasms or contractions, and reduce pain. Medicine therapy for spasticity include:
- Intra-muscular injections: deliver medicine directly into the muscle
- Implanted devices: deliver medicine to the spinal fluid
- Botox® therapy: botulinum toxin injections that block nerve impulses
- Intrathecal baclofen therapy: implanted pump system with a small flexible tube (called a catheter) connected to the spinal fluid
Let us help you live better with medicine therapies for spasticity. Make an appointment with one of our physiatrists (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) today.
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly-skilled physiatrists with subspecialty training and certification. With extra training in pain management, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neuromuscular diseases, you get expert insight and experience when you need it most.
Leading-edge electrodiagnostic testing and expertise. We offer advanced eletrophysiological testing onsite, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). And with special expertise in electrodiagnostic medicine, we offer precise treatment with less damage to surrounding tissue.
Comprehensive intrathecal therapy services close to home. We’re here for all your intrathecal therapy needs, including implantation, reprogramming, and replacement services at locations near you.