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Spasticity Management

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers a multidisciplinary program dedicated to the management of spasticity. Spasticity is a form of muscle stiffness and/or spasms that often affects individuals with a variety of neurological conditions. Individuals who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury, as well as those with Multiple Sclerosis and a variety of chronic neurological conditions may experience significant loss of function, reduced movement, and pain from spasticity.

A variety of treatments are now available to effectively treat spasticity, and a comprehensive approach to management is important to assure that the best treatment(s) are provided. We offer a full array of spasticity management services at both NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Treatment for spasticity may include:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Serial Casting, Splinting, and Bracing
  • Oral Medication management
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Phenol Injections
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pumps

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Rehabilitation Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/
Columbia
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(212) 305-4818
Rehabilitation Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/
Weill Cornell
Directions
(212) 746-1500
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