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Default Any suggestions for helping with spasticity?

Hi - My husband's spasticity in his legs are making him feel like he really cannot walk. We saw his doc. on Tuesday who said the weakness is not as much of a problem as the spasiticity.

Any suggestions besides baclofen? He's tried it and it just gives him jelly legs. I'm thinking of cutting the baclofen dose in half to see if we can find a balance. He has also tried CBD oil which I think, helps a little bit. He does his stretches and goes to PT 2x a week.

We live in New England (yay Pats!) so the cold is obviously a problem too.

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Default Re: Any suggestions for helping with spasticity?

The balancing of baclofen when you are still walking is tricky. My sister took it at bedtime for that reason but a lower dose might work.

CBD or medical marijuana is a good idea and often very helpful and yes the cold is an issue.

It sounds like he is doing everything right including stretches.

Sorry I don’t have more suggestions. Maybe others will

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Default Re: Any suggestions for helping with spasticity?

You are on the right track with reducing the Baclofen. "Jelly legs" are typical when the dosage is too high. With Baclofen the aim is exactly the balance you mentioned -- enough to reduce the spasticity for better comfort but retain enough to be useful in assisting movement strength.
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