Will my Spasticity Get Worse Over Time?

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Muscle spasms or stiffness can interfere with your day-to-day activities, cause pain and make you feel self-conscious. Repetitive or involuntary movements are caused by physical trauma or serious conditions, like cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injuyr and multiple sclerosis. Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Asare Christian uses neurotoxin medicine to reduce spasticity and improve your quality of life.

When left untreated, spasticity may continue to impact your life or worsen over time. The trained professionals at Aether Medicine can administer proven botulinum toxin products, like BOTOX®, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and MYOBLOC® to meet your treatment goals. To learn about spasticity in Wayne, PA, read below or schedule an assessment. We specialize in treating all kinds of painful spasms at our clinic.

What is spasticity?

Spasticity is usually caused by damage to nerves within the brain or spinal cord that control muscle movement. Spinal cord injury or stroke are among the most common reasons for spasticity in patients. Unfortunately, involuntary muscle spasms affect the way you move or speak, or cause unwanted discomfort and pain.

Can spasticity go away on its own?

When muscle spasms become more frequent or are left untreated, you may experience other symptoms, such as stiff joints and muscles. Everyday tasks also become much more challenging. It’s important to seek medical care to understand the cause of your spasticity and whether specialized treatment can improve your ability to function.

How does neurotoxin medicine work?

Neurotoxin medicine involves the use of neurotoxins to reduce painful muscle spasms. Injections of BOTOX or other products are directly administered in the affected area using a small needle, temporarily blocking signals telling the brain to tighten or contract certain muscles. The great news is that injections are nonsurgical and can be performed in a short amount of time at our clinic in Wayne, PA.

During your assessment for spasticity at Aether Medicine, Dr. Christian will review your health history and confirm the cause of your muscle spasms. Our specialists may recommend BOTOX, Dysport, XEOMIN, or MYOBLOC based on your symptoms and goals. After discussing the benefits and risks of treatment, we create a personalized plan for reducing painful muscle contractions.

What happens after treatment?

Aether Medicine will send you home with short but detailed aftercare instructions based on the type of injections you received. When it comes to neurotoxin medicine, it’s critical to follow our directions closely for the best results. Our administrative team will schedule follow-up appointments every 3 – 4 months or as needed to monitor and evaluate your symptoms. Injections are done every 3 months.

Most people see results within a week of treatment, with many noticing a decrease in muscle spasms and spasticity in just 14 days. Results are expected to last from 3 – 6 months. Of course, these numbers vary based on your condition and symptoms. Our team can provide you with a more specific timeline when you come in for your initial assessment.

Reduce painful muscle spasms with BOTOX injections

Spasticity can make even the simplest tasks uncomfortable and painful. If you experience frequent spasms due to spine or brain damage, stroke, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis, work with the experienced professionals at Aether Medicine. Dr. Asare Christian and our treatment team in Wayne, PA have worked with countless patients with muscle spasms and have seen the results for ourselves. We are proud to provide people with compassionate and personalized care.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.