[Treatment of spasticity with botulinum toxin and muscle afferent block].

Abstract

Spasticity is partly caused by disinhibition of spinal stretch reflex activity and blocking of the group Ia afferents may improve its clinical symptoms. Since muscle afferent block has been successfully used for treating dystonia, this method may become useful for treating spasticity as well. We injected diluted lidocaine (0.5%, 50 ml/session) and ethanol… (More)

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