Resources for Spasticity

  • Fact Sheets

    • Reviews the changes to the body after an SCI related to sensation & reflex that result in spastic hypertonia, it's advantages and disadvantages and treatment options.

    • A 16-page guide to the causes of and treatments for spasticity from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Research Center .

    • The goal of Primary Children’s Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department is to enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities. We aim to make the most of the child’s potential—both during childhoodand later, as an adult. Managing spasticity is one part of our comprehensive rehabilitation department. Primary Children’s Spasticity Care Team is specially trained to manage spasticity in children, adolescents, and young adults. This handbook aims to give both parents and healthcare providers with a better understanding of spasticity and options for its management.

    • Spasticity and SCI was developed by Maria R. Reyes, MD and Anthony Chiodo, MD, in collaboration with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. Portions of this document were adapted from materials developed by the University of Michigan and UAB Model Systems. 

  • Companies / Products

    • ITB Therapy (Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy), sometimes called the Medtronic baclofen pump delivers the drug baclofen to the fluid-filled area surrounding the spinal cord (called the intrathecal space).

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  • Recent News

    • 10/13/2016 - 6:14pm
      Chronic pain and severe spasticity are common among people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). The primary treatment strategy is pharmaceuticals, yet those come with many side effects with only a marginal degree […] The post...

    • 09/22/2016 - 1:25pm
      Please help United Spinal Association continue to raise awareness about spasticity––which affects approximately 65–78 percent of people living with spinal cord injury. The post Spasticity Affects Up to 78 Percent of People Living with...