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Spinal Cord Injury and Spasticity Kennesaw, GA

Spinal Cord Injury and Spasticity

The majority of people who suffer from a spinal cord injury, or SCI, will experience some level of spasticity associated with their injury. Spasticity hypertonia is when the body has difficulty controlling muscle movement due to interference in the nerve signals sent from the brain to the muscles and vice versa. Close to 80% of patients with an SCI will experience spasticity, either temporarily or permanently. At Medici Medical Arts, we offer treatments and pain management for patients with spasticity caused by a spinal cord injury.

Types of Hypertonia Spasticity

When the nerve pathways are interrupted due to an SCI, the affected muscle can spasm or move unpredictably. There are different types of hypertonia spasticity that can occur in patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury. These include:

  • Muscle tightness – Muscles can contract and stay tightened involuntarily, causing discomfort and mobility issues.
  • Sudden muscle movements or spasms- Involuntary muscle spasms or movement can occur when the muscles suddenly contract and release. This can be muscles in the limbs, back or torso. They also can affect sphincter muscles that control your bowels, causing incontinence or evacuation of the bowels.
  • Reflex muscle spasms- Reflexes can become hyperactive, causing involuntary muscle spasms.

The spasticity is connected with the location of the spinal cord injury. The location and frequency of spasticity symptoms are important in determining the best treatment options, so tracking symptoms can be beneficial.

Treating Spasticity Caused by SCI

There are effective treatments that help control and limit spasticity caused by SCI. Every patient is unique, and a personalized treatment plan is important for success. At Medici Medical Arts, we work with patients and their health care teams to find the best treatment plan to improve muscle control and limit pain or discomfort. Treatments can include medication management, physical therapy, Botox injections and nerve blocks.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury and want to explore treatment options for controlling spasticity, contact Medici Medical Arts today to schedule an appointment. Choose one of our clinics located in the greater Atlanta area.

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OUR PATIENT REVIEWS

Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 18 reviews

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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