The Best Spasticity Treatment to Relieve Stiff Muscles after Stroke (Plus 7 Extra Tips)
Why Botox Is Only a Temporary Spasticity Treatment
One way to reduce spasticity after stroke is by using “nerve block” drugs like Botox.
Botox blocks the release of chemicals that signal your muscles to tighten, which makes your muscles relax.
We have heard many stroke survivors rave about the muscle-relaxing benefits of Botox.
However, without getting your brain on board, Botox merely addresses the symptom of spasticity, not the real problem.
This means that once the Botox wears away, the problem will come back.
So how can you make spasticity after stroke go away for good?
This is where neuroplasticity and therapeutic exercise comes into play.
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