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These articles are written by our nationwide team of program consultants - renowned healthcare professionals dedicated to educating people living with MS and their support partners. You will find valuable information and approaches covering our Six Dimensions of Wellness- Emotional Well-Being, Cognitive Well-Being; Home & Work; Diet, Exercise & Healthy Behaviors; Relationships; and Spirituality.
These articles are provided as general educational resources and should not be interpreted as diagnoses, prognoses, or treatment suggestions. Information and perspectives represent the views of the individual author(s); Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is not responsible for the accuracy or currency of the responses. Readers should consult with their healthcare team.
Spasticity: Friend, Foe, or Indifferent Acquaintance
By: Gail Hartley, MSN, NP, MSCN & Kathy San Martino, PT, NCS, MSCS, ATP/SMS, CLT
Spasticity, characterized by increased tightness or "tone" in the muscles and/or involuntary muscle contractions, may result when the nerves can no longer signal the muscles to maintain the balance between contraction and relaxation. It is a very common symptom in multiple sclerosis.Continue Reading
Spasticity Management in Persons with MS: An Interdisciplinary Approach
By: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Spasticity is a common symptom seen in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can play a major role in disability. Spasticity has important clinical manifestations including tonic increases in muscle tone with limb rigidity and/or a phasic pattern of uncontrolled spasms.Continue Reading
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