Treatment of spasticity

Spasticity does not necessarily require treatment. It may function as support for a limb with weakened muscle strength and facilitate movement. Drug therapy is indicated when muscle strength is adequate but spasticity is pronounced. Drug therapy is always indicated for spastic limbs in a completely non-ambulatory patient. Other possible treatments to be considered are the regional anaesthesia of a nerve or nerve roots with alcohol or phenol, and certain neurosurgical procedures.