UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Spasticity

Challenges of Spastic Hypertonia/Spasticity (PDF)
Reviews the changes to the body after a spinal cord injury related to sensation & reflex that result in spastic hypertonia (aka spasticity) and it's advantages and disadvantages and treatment options. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Spastic Hypertonia
This 27 minute video defines Spastic Hypertonia (aka spasticity), explains the advantages and disadvantages of spasticity, and suggests general treatment options if desired. Also offers a general understanding of sensation and reflex. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury
This consumer factsheet was produced through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) and the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems.

Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for Spasticity Management in Spinal Cord Injury
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on January 12, 2010.