How to use Spastic in a sentence
Brief application (about 10 minutes) of cold packs to spastic muscles may help ease pain and improve function for a short period of time.
He lives with his wife who is also disabled with spastic paralysis and is unable to walk.
Cameron has said that he does not want his child to be called a spastic for example.
The medications are injected directly onto nerves that supply spastic muscles to destroy them.
Arthrodesis is a fusing of bones that normally move independently to limit the ability of a spastic muscle to pull the joint into an abnormal position.Advertisement
Spastic CP and mixed CP constitute the majority of cases.
Spastic diplegia is seen in more individuals than is athetoid quadraparesis.
Spastic, hypertonic muscles can cause serious orthopedic problems, including curvature of the spine (scoliosis), hip dislocation, or contractures.
In these cases, the bladder may become irritable and spastic, because it is never totally empty of urine.
Electrical stimulation may be used to stimulate a weak muscle to counteract the action of a stronger, spastic muscle.Advertisement
My son is 4 and has spastic diplegia and the muscles in his legs fire off whenever he tries to do anything- even sing!
The commonest scenario is the child who has difficulty moving his legs due to spastic diplegia who has lower visual field impairment.
Baldwin, 53, suffers from spastic paraplegia, uses crutches, and says using cannabis helped to combat debilitating leg spasms.
Degenerative diseases of the human motor system studied at Sheffield include motor neuron disease (MND) and hereditary spastic paraplegia.
He has a residual spastic tetra paresis worse on the left than on the right side.Advertisement
Unfortunately, his brain was starved of oxygen and he was left severely brain damaged, with spastic quadriplegia.
Baldwin, who suffers from spastic paraplegia and needs crutches to walk, did not have to pay any more.
Spastic muscles are resistant to the normal stretching that occurs during use and may remain contracted for long periods.
Biofeedback uses an electrical signal that indicates when a spastic muscle relaxes.
Arthrodesis is a fusing of bones that normally move independently, to limit the ability of a spastic muscle to pull the joint into an abnormal position.Advertisement
Muscles that receive defective messages from the brain may be constantly contracted and tight (spastic), exhibit involuntary writhing movements (athetosis), or have difficulty with voluntary movement (dyskinesia).
During this procedure, the tendon attached to a spastic muscle is cut and transferred to a different site, preventing the muscle from being pulled into an abnormal position.
Electrical stimulation may be used to reduce spasticity for a short period of time or to stimulate a weak muscle to counteract the action of a stronger, spastic muscle.
Spastic refers to diplegic impairment of either legs or arms, quadriplegic involving all four extremities, hemiplegic or one-sided involvement of arms and legs, or double hemiplegic impairment of both sides, arms and legs.
A neurosurgeon performing dorsal rhizotomy carefully cuts selected nerve roots in the spinal cord to prevent them from stimulating the spastic muscles.Advertisement
Spastic diplegia, for example, refers to continuously tight muscles that have no voluntary control in both legs, while athetoid quadraparesis describes uncontrolled writhing movements and muscle weakness in all four limbs.