Management of Spasticity Revisited

Laura A. Graham


Age Ageing. 2013;42(4):435-441. 

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Spasticity is common after neurological injury and causes limitations to function and quality of life as well as a range of distressing symptoms. Physical measures to correct tonal changes are pivotal in management and aggravating factors should be actively sought and treated. There is a lack of RCT evidence for pharmaceutical interventions, but the usefulness of individual agents and botulinum toxin in particular in managing the problems created by increased tone is becoming clearer. A specialist multi-disciplinary medical and therapy approach to management with clear goals is the mainstay of all spasticity management programmes.