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 Fact Sheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).
Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury: The Good, The Bad, and The Not-So-Ugly: Medical and Pharmacological Treatments for Spasticity (video)
Spasticity in spinal cord injury is often viewed as a cause of dysfunction and pain. But there is more to it than that. This SCI Forum presentation explored the positive effects of spasticity (“the good”), the negative effects (“the bad”), the neutral effects (“the not so ugly”), and a variety of interventions for spasticity. A rehabilitation medicine physician, a physical therapist, and an occupational therapist summarized the causes of spasticity and discussed a variety of conventional and non-conventional treatment options. Watch the video or read the report from the University of Washington’s Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS)
Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury: Real Life Stories: A Panel Discussion (video)
Spasticity is an almost universal complication of spinal cord injury, but the way it manifests itself varies enormously from person to person. In this forum, four individuals with SCI share their unique experiences with spasticity since their injuries, what treatments they have tried over the years, and how they are managing their spasticity now. Forum hosted by the University of Washington’s Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS)
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.