Skip to main content




What is Spasticity?

Spasticity is abnormal muscle tension due to prolonged muscle contraction. It is a symptom that can be associated with damage to the brain, spinal cord or motor nerves. 


Spasticity most often occurs in the muscles of the arms and legs.

Causes and Risks

Spasticity can be caused by certain neurological conditions, such as Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury.

Treatment and Prevention

It is important to actively treat spasticity to improve comfort and mobility. Spasticity can worsen without treatment, resulting in increased pain, mobility issues, and joint deformity.

Treatment is focused on relaxing the muscles. Treatments can include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy 
  • Medications 
  • Botox


Modern Pain & Spine
1540 Juan Tabo Blvd Ne, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: 505-800-7246
Fax: 505-207-5221

Office Hours

Get in touch