Spasticity and Central Nervous System Conditions
The central nervous system is composed of the brain and the spinal cord, it is our “command center” that controls many functions of our body. The central nervous system can get injured and affected by conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral palsy (CP). Most patients with such conditions develop spasticity of the limbs that can affect their function such as walking, feeding, dressing and positioning. An Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine approach aims at helping patients improve their function by treating the spasticity with the use of Botox injections, muscle relaxing supplements and medications, therapy, bracing and energy modalities.
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)