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Severe Spasticity

Severe Spasticity Spasticity is a motor disorder that refers to tight or stiff muscles and may be accompanied by spasm and /or clonus. It is characterized by a velocity dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes (muscle tone) with exaggerated tendon jerks. Although there is no definitive cause off spasticity, it is thought to be associated with an interruption of inhibitory nerve signals along the spinal axons and brain. Damage to the descending inhibitory pathways. Either in the brain (such as in cerebral palsy, brain injury or stroke) or along the spinal cord (such as in spinal cord trauma or multiple sclerosis) can cause spasticity.

There is a number of treatment options for spasticity management. Each patient requires an individualized plan for controlling his/her spasticity. Due to the variability of the condition and the various treatment options available, therapy decisions for the spasticity patient should be based on a number of factors including: severity of spasticity. Motivation and commitment, social support structure, etc.

Treatment options are:

Prevention and reduction of noxious stimuli

Rehabilitation Therapy

Oral Medication Injections

Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy

Orthopaedic Surgical procedures

Neuroablation Procedures

ITB Intrathecal Baclofen is injected directly into the intrathecal space via an implantable infusion system. The drug acts at the spinal cord level requiring much smaller doses of medication. This route may offer the patient a reduction in spasms and muscle tone with potentially fewer systemic side effects. The therapy is reversible and its dosage can be titrated to meet individual patient requirements. If you are in interested in the use Intrathecal Baclofen for the Treatment of Severe Spasticity and would like to participate in of our training programs events please select: contact us