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Spasticity is an inadequately acknowledged but extremely common symptom related to MS. It is estimated that as many as 85 percent of people with MS experience spasticity to some degree.

An important theme in this issue of MS in focus is the interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation, goal-setting and treatment of spasticity. The contributors are from a variety of professional backgrounds including nursing, medicine, rehabilitation and research. This combination of expertise provides a comprehensive view of spasticity in a language that is accessible to healthcare professionals and people with MS alike.


  • Introduction to MS and spasticity
  • What is spasticity and what causes it?
  • Evaluating and measuring spasticity
  • Treating spasticity
  • Rehabilitation in spasticity
  • Cannabinoids and spasticity
  • Your questions answered
  • Interview: Giulio Adamo, Genoa, Italy
  • Spasticity online survey results



Published: 2008

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