What is the role of neurolysis in the treatment of spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Neurolysis with neurotoxins, chemodenervation, or local anesthetic (ie, injections of phenol, botulinum toxin, alcohol, or lidocaine) can offer significant benefits to the appropriately selected patient as part of a comprehensive spasticity management plan. Many clinicians use various combinations of treatments. The distribution of spasticity is vital in determining whether to use focal or global treatment and in deciding which measures should be used.


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