In everyday life, persons living with spasticity may experience physical symptoms (e.g., pain, contractures, pressure sores), decreased functional abilities, difficulties with mobility, hygiene, care and decreased quality of life. They can also be prone to developing secondary conditions such as infections and psychological disorders, especially anxiety, loss of self-esteem and depression. In severe cases, they have to rely on caregivers, extending the impact spasticity has on them. Moreover, spasticity also has an economic aspect, e.g., the financial burden it places on society, individual and caregiver.
Blogs from people living with spasticity sharing their everyday life:
Videos from people living with spasticity
I AM KARL
I will tell you my story about living with spasticity
What does the stroke mean for my family and myself?
How does spasticity influence family’s life and mine?
HOW CAN SPASTICITY BE TREATED?
MULTI-MODAL APPROACH FOR SPASTICITY TREATMENT.
The treatment of adult with spasticity should be provided by a multidisciplinary team employing a shared-care approach. A variety of treatment options is available and clinical experience has shown that a multi-modal approach has many benefits.