Management of Spasticity Revisited

Laura A. Graham


Age Ageing. 2013;42(4):435-441. 

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History and Examination

The effects of pain, muscle and joint stiffness, spasms and clonus need to be explored in the context of each patient's individual health, family and social circumstances.

Effect on sleep patterns and the ability to do self-care tasks, including bladder and bowel management and mobility, should be explored. Previous pharmacological and physical therapies and side effects experienced should also be noted. A history of falls should be taken and fractures actively looked for and treated.