Comprehensive Stroke Center
Treatment For Spasticity
Spasticity is a condition that often affects stroke victims and causes extreme muscle tightness. This tightness causes people to jerk their arms and legs awkwardly, and have trouble coordinating their movements for simple tasks like getting dressed, washing their hands, and eating.
Spasticity Treatment With Botox®
Neurologists at Wake Forest Baptist spearheaded the clinical trials showing Botox® to be an effective treatment for spasticity, in particular for the wrist and fingers. These trials included the largest study to date evaluating Botox treatment for post-stroke spasticity.
These studies contributed to the FDA’s recent approval of Botox to treat upper limb spasticity following a stroke.
Regaining Independence After Strokes
Patients at Wake Forest Baptist who experience spasticity can receive one-time injections of Botox to the affected area. These treatments allow patients to regain use of their arms and hands.
More than that, this innovative treatment helps our patients regain a sense of independence and restore their quality of life, which is a critical part of the value we can bring to our stroke patients.
Learn more about stroke rehabilitation at Wake Forest Baptist.