Increased Muscle Spasticity After Traumatic Brain Injury

I'm a case manager and have gotten questions from patients and their families about TBI and spasticity — like how often is spasticity a problem and how is it best to treat spasticity that follows a TBI? I haven't been able to find any definitive research. Any ideas?

Posted on BrainLine August 30, 2011.

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My daughter is 19 yrs of age. She suffered from someone beating her so severely she did not know her name. After 3 months, she still has a lump on her temple and her eye will not stop twitching on that side where she was hit. She said her brain sometimes feels cold. The night this happened, they put her in jail.

Is there any way a CT scan would be able to tell if she has a brain injury?

After a TBI, primarily to the front brain with loss of consciousness, brain bruising, and subdural hematoma. I have no sense of taste or smell. All other senses seem to be normal. Will and when might I regain taste and smell?

Hello after a horrible fall, head and facial injury, I was knocked unconscious, My 5 senses diminished for 10.5 years and I had difficulty recognizing faces. Where I was I suffered for 10.5 years and doctors just told me it was anxiety.

How did my concussions change my personality?