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Spasticity pain can be as mild as a feeling of tight muscles. Or it can be severe enough to cause painful spasms of the extremities, usually the legs. Spasticity also can cause low back pain and feelings of pain or tightness in and around joints.

From: Spasticity WebMD Medical Reference

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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. , September 2010. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

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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. , September 2010. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 

UpToDate: "Management and prognosis of cerebral palsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

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