Spasticity

Muscle stiffness; Hypertonia

Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech.

Central nervous system

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit