Spasticity Related Pain

Spasticity related pain describes symptoms associated with spinal cord injury or spinal cord damage. This can occur following traumatic spinal injuries with subsequent paraplegia or quadriplegia, and also can occur following various spinal cord diseases such as multiple sclerosis or transverse myelitis. Treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries is complex and requires a team of experts. In some patients control of the spasticity is mandatory in order to progress with rehabilitative therapies. In these patients, when oral agents do not adequately control the spasticity, intrathecal anti-spasmodic medications may be appropriate. Connecticut Pain Care can assist in the placement and management of spinal drug delivery systems used to treat spasticity.