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Management of spasticity from spinal cord dysfunction.
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PMID:  23186904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Spasticity is a common component of those with spinal cord dysfunction. Spasticity can lead not only to pain and potential secondary complications such as contracture and pressure sores but also to significant functional impairment. The clinician must identify specific goals of spasticity treatment and assess the potential benefit of spasticity, particularly as it pertains to transfers and ambulation. Conservative treatment measures that include avoidance and identification of potential noxious stimuli and a daily stretching program that can be performed by the patient or caregivers are initiated in all patients.
Jeffrey A Strommen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:
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