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The management of spasticity

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Spasticity is a frequent feature of neurological disease in adults and children. Commonly associated symptoms include impaired movement, painful muscle spasms, stiffness and disturbed sleep. Severe or long-standing spasticity may lead to contractures and joint ankylosis, which can severely restrict the patient's care and rehabilitation. Here, we review the management of patients with spasticity, concentrating on the role of drug treatment.

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