Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: muscle spasms?

  1. #1

    Question muscle spasms?

    My brother has a c5-c6 injury been getting muscle spasms below his injury site (both legs rotating outward along with his diaphram contracting @ the same time). Whats happening and does this mean anything?

    Thanks in advance
    Patrick

  2. #2
    Muscle spasms and spasticity (hypertonicity) of the muscles is common below the SCI. Most people with SCI have them. The do not indicate any return or greater chance of return. They usually increase as spinal shock subsides. If they are enough to interfere with function, safety or hygiene, then medications may be needed to control them. Regular daily stretching and standing can help to control them as well.

    (KLD)

Similar Threads

  1. Helping muscle regenerate
    By carbar in forum Cure
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-02-2006, 10:01 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 10:08 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-03-2004, 08:41 PM
  4. Muscular Dystrophy Study May Lead to Muscle Regeneration Therapies
    By antiquity in forum Health & Science News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2002, 12:46 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2002, 12:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •