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Spasticity (Cerebral Palsy)

Spasticity is a disorder of muscle control. It is caused by abnormal signaling from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. It is often found in patients with cerebral palsy, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Patients often complain of pain, involuntary movements, contractures, and decreased functional ability. Medications can be used to help relax musculature and physical therapy is often utilized to help restore function. Finally, implantable treatment options are available to help with refractory spasticity.