Spasticity Management Program
Our Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program offers the most experienced care available in the region for evaluating and treating the entire range of neurological conditions that cause spasticity.
What is Spasticity?
Spasticity is tightness in the muscles that occurs after an injury to the brain, spinal cord or part of the muscles. A stroke is the most common cause of spasticity.
Several studies show that spasticity occurs in up to 42 percent of patients after a stroke. This tightness can affect one or more limbs or even a patient’s back or neck muscles.
Spasticity can cause significant pain and disability.
The spasms associated with spasticity can cause:
• a tight fist
• bent elbow
• stiff knee
• pointed foot
• toe dragging
• or generalized stiffness in muscles.
Our Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program is the first and most experienced program in the region. Our health-care professionals provide a vast array of treatment options, including:
EMG guided botulinum (Botox™) injections
Baclofen pump management
“I have a personal passion for spasticity management. There are so many people who have spasticity and do not even know it or are not aware that it can be treated. There are many ways that a trained physician can help improve function and decrease discomfort. I offer a comprehensive approach to spasticity management.”
– Nick Appleby, DO