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How is spasticity diagnosed?

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Your doctor will ask you about your medical history in order to diagnose spasticity. He'll look at what medications you've taken and whether you or your family members have a history of neurological or muscular disorders.

Several tests can help confirm the diagnosis. These tests evaluate your arm and leg movements, muscular activity, passive and active range of motion, and ability to perform self-care activities.

SOURCES: 

American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

Smania, N. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, September 2010. 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

Smania, N. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, September 2010. 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

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