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spasticity

[spas′tis·əd·ē]
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Lukashevich and Likhachev [17] studied focal vibration for its ability to reduce poststroke spasticity in 13 volunteers and found that 80 hz and 0.3 amplitude focal vibrations on gastrocnemius muscle reduce maximum amplitudes of Hreflex and M-response as the reflectors of calf muscle spasticity. Another study [18] about the upper extremity function, spasticity, and grip strength in subjects with poststroke hemiplegia indicated that the use of whole body vibration training combined with task-related training improves arm function, strength, and spasticity.
"Importantly, spinal cavity formation and muscle spasticity are frequently observed in human patients with high-speed, high-impact induced spinal cord injuries.
Hasson, "Measurement of lower-limb muscle spasticity: intrarater reliability of Modified Modified Ashworth Scale," Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol.
The relation between Ashworth Scale scores and the excitability of the alpha motor neurones in patients with post-stroke muscle spasticity. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 745, 646-648.
The main finding of the clinical trials, published in the health journal The Lancet, was that the cannabis-derived treatments did not have a significant effect on the muscle spasticity of the participants.
The device provides a coordinated motion of the hand and wrist that is triggered by the patient's performance through biofeedback of muscle activation, muscle spasticity, and active function through light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a vacuum fluorescent display provided to the patient.
'HOLLY had to wait until she was seven-years-old before being eligible for the procedure that cut away the abnormal nerves in the spinal cord, leading the muscle spasticity to disappear, " she says.
Beaufour Ipsen markets Dysport, a brand of Botulinum toxin prescribed for the treatment of motor disorders and muscle spasticity. The company has sales in 80 countries.
For the muscle spasticity, the patient was prescribed low dose baclofen (10 mg).
The drug reduced the frequency of headache by at least half in 46 (74%) of patients, 34 (74%) of whom had muscle spasticity at baseline.
(Note that some individuals with MS are not heat-sensitive but cold-sensitive; small decreases in body temperature can cause them problems, particularly in terms of muscle spasticity.)