Spasticity is an abnormal increase in muscle tone. In adults, spasticity may develop as a result of childhood cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or stroke. The Adult Spasticity Surgery Program combines the expertise of neurosurgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists to provide state-of-the-art therapies to patients with this disabling neurological problem. Approaches to spasticity include oral medications, physical therapy, intrathecal baclofen therapy, and occasionally open surgery.
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