Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment or MS spasticity treatment is an important part of the overall handling of the condition, as it deals with one of the most uncomfortable and upsetting symptoms of MS. Luckily, there are several different options when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment that is appropriate for you, or you can even combine a couple of different treatments to deal with the condition and its symptoms. Spasticity is a term which is used to describe the stiffened muscles and limbs which result from the damage to the central nervous system. The symptoms of spasticity are difficulty in moving parts of the body, spasms, contractures (when limbs become shortened and fixed in one position), and repetitive movements, such as tapping your foot. Whether you have all or only one of these symptoms, it might be time for you to discuss Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment with your doctor.


Different kinds of MS spasticity treatment


The most common type of drug used in MS spasticity treatment is an anticonvulsant, which stops the central nervous system from going into spasms, which is one of the main causes of spasticity. When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment, patients have plenty of treatment choices. Treatment can be selected on the basis of the symptoms they find most troubling, which drugs work best for them and what medication they have found to be effective in the past. The main drugs which are usually prescribed as an MS spasticity treatment are Baclofen and Gabapentin, but if these don’t work, patients can try using stronger medication, such as Diazepam, which can also have a sedative effect, helping patients to relax and sleep at night.


Alternative methods of Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment


Some research has suggested that injections of Botox, usually a cosmetic surgery tool, can help to relax nerves and muscles which have become rigid or which are continually in spasm. Another new and perhaps controversial MS spasticity treatment is the cannabis-based mouth spray Sativex, which can now be prescribed in the UK, but only by doctors who specialize in treating Multiple Sclerosis and who also have experience in dealing with spasticity. It is also important to use physiotherapy and occupational therapy when considering Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment, as these can help ease any discomfort you are experiencing because of the stiffness in your limbs, as well as help in making your everyday tasks easier, despite the problems that muscular spasms have caused.