What factors can worsen my spasticity

The triggering factors for spasticity can vary strongly between individuals. Moods, situations or illnesses might intensify spasticity. 5 These can include:

  • Temperature changes
  • touch
  • tight or uncomfortable clothes
  • physical tension
  • shock, fear
  • fatigue
  • noise of any kind
  • changes of lighting conditions
  • emotional and physical stress
  • sneezing
  • obstipation
  • infection
  • menstrual cycle
  • fever
  • pain
  • thirst, hunger.

5 Phadke CP et. al Revisiting physiologic and psychologic triggers that increase spasticity. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2013. 92(4): p. 357-69.

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