Expert Pediatric Care for Spasticity Management

Spasticity is when certain muscles remain contracted. This muscle tightness interferes with normal movement, speech, balance and use of the hands or feet.

Spasticity usually occurs from damage to the part of the brain or spinal cord that controls voluntary movement. Some common causes of spasticity include cerebral palsy (CP), traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, stroke and spinal muscular atrophy, a hereditary and progressive disease.

The experienced spasticity management team at Arkansas Children's provides the most advanced diagnostic tools and interventional therapies for improved quality of life for our young patients with spasticity issues. As a dedicated children's hospital, we bring together highly respected pediatric specialists and advanced care facilities - as well as extensive collaboration with therapists and child life staff. We expertly diagnose and treat spasticity and the related health conditions that challenge children and their families today.

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Arkansas Children’s is committed to caring for patients and families for short-term issues, but more importantly for long-term care and disease management. Our Complex Care Clinic is designed to help children diagnosed with multiple complex conditions — including conditions such as cerebral palsy that may cause spasticity.

Led by a fellowship-trained pediatrician with experience in complex care, our Complex Care Clinic team addresses each child's acute needs and follows them over time. As new techniques are established and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we make them available to our patients so families can count on the most current therapies from our team at Arkansas Children's.
To learn more about the expert care of pediatric spasticity at Arkansas Children’s, please contact one of our team members at any of our convenient locations.

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