Treatments for Spasticity

While these treatments will not eliminate the underlying neurological problem (e.g. Cerebral palsy) of spasticity, reducing the severity of the spasticity may allow better muscle control and function. Therapy is also an essential component for improving muscle movement.

Botox Injections

A Botox injection is an injection of botulinum toxin (which causes temporary paralysis) into a muscle to relieve spasticity and involuntary movements. Learn more

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a “brain pacemaker” that sends electrical impulses, via implanted electrodes to specific parts of the brain for treatment of movement disorders. Learn more

Dorsal Rhizotomy

A treatment to relieve spasticity, dorsal rhizotomy or selective dorsal rhizotomy is a surgical procedure in which the neurosurgeon divides the dorsal roots (those nerves that transmit sensation from the muscles to the spinal cord) that lie in the spinal canal. Learn more

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump

An intrathecal baclofen pump is a treatment for severe muscle spasticity for children who have difficulty taking pills or who need to have more direct treatment for their muscle spasms. Learn more

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that helps people rehabilitate through exercises and other means in order to perform their ordinary, daily tasks or work-related functions. Learn more

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a form of therapy that helps people rehabilitate through exercises, stretching and orthopedics in order to regain the mobility and function of their bodies. Learn more