Characterizations of reflex and nonreflex changes in spastic multiple sclerosis.
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Journal of neuroscience methods, ISSN: 1872-678X, Vol: 231, Page: 3-8
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- Neuroscience; Stretch reflex; Stiffness; Viscosity; Spasticity; Multiple Sclerosis; Knee
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Spasticity, an increased resistance of a limb to movement, is associated with functional limitations and a major source of disability in neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke. Despite the clinical significance of spasticity in brain and spinal cord injuries, it is often not clear whether the spasticity is due to reflex or non-reflex changes.