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Spasticity

Spasticity: Introduction

Spasticity: When there are hypertonic movements of the muscles and they are stiff. See detailed information below for a list of 324 causes of Spasticity, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Spasticity:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Spasticity. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Spasticity

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Causes of Types of Spasticity:

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Spasticity: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Spasticity, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Spasticity Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Spasticity may include:

  • Baclofen - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • Lioresal - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • Apo-Baclofen - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • Gen-Baclofen - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • Liotec - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • Nu-Baclo - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
  • PMS-Baclofen - mainly used to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord lesions
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Stories from Users for Spasticity

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Spasticity: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Spasticity may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Spasticity

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Spasticity: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Spasticity

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Spasticity: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Spasticity: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Spasticity listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Spasticity as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Spasticity

Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted. This contraction causes stiffness or tightness of the muscles and may interfere with gait, movement, and speech. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spasticity Information Page: NINDS)

Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spasticity Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Spasticity:

Abnormal increase in skeletal or smooth muscle tone. Skeletal muscle hypertonicity may be associated with PYRAMIDAL TRACT lesions or BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

The quality of moving or acting in spasms
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Spasticity

The list below shows some of the causes of Spasticity mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Spasticity?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Spasticity. Of the 324 causes of Spasticity that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 12 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 304 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Spasticity:

The following list of conditions have 'Spasticity' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Spasticity:

The following list of medical conditions have Spasticity or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Spasticity Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Spasticity based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Spasticity:

    Spastic ataxia, Hypertonia, Muscle tone increased
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Spasticity:

    Subtypes of Spasticity:

    Spastic gait (26 causes), Excessive muscle tone (59 causes), Tetany (55 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Spasticity:

    Spasms (2183 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Spasticity:

    Muscle tone changes (8 causes), Muscle stiffness (158 causes), Weak muscles (4300 causes), Hypoxic episode, Ischemic episode, Perinatal asphyxia, Near-drowning, Suffocation (4 causes), Prenatal utero-placental insufficiency, Trauma, Tumor, Stroke (192 causes), Brainmalformations, Viral encephalitis

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    Medical News summaries about Spasticity

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