Causes and Diagnoses

Causes and Diagnoses of Spasticity

Spasticity may be caused by damage to the nerve pathways regulating muscles. It is a common complication of:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke


Your physician will complete a detailed physical examination to determine:

  • The severity of the spasticity
  • The effect spasticity has on your movement and ability to perform daily activities