Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists who help hundreds of patients every year find relief from involuntary muscle rigidity. We provide every patient with a comprehensive evaluation and a customized treatment plan that helps you overcome muscle spasticity symptoms and enjoy a fuller life with less pain.
Spasticity is a medical condition that affects the body’s muscles, causing stiffness or tightness for extended periods of time. This condition is caused by a breakdown in how the brain and nervous system relay messages to your muscles.
Spasticity affects more than 12 million people around the world. It is a common symptom of certain medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
Spasticity symptoms can make everyday tasks difficult. But you don’t need to live with this frustration. There are treatments available that can improve symptoms for many people.
People with muscle stiffness and pain from spasticity choose AHN because of our:
Many neurological issues can cause the muscles to stiffen. Our team evaluates and manages people who have spasticity due to a wide range of conditions, including:
You’ll receive care from a network of spasticity experts, including board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and rehab physicians. Our hospitals use the latest technologies and therapies to diagnose and treat patients, tailoring care plans to your symptoms and circumstances.
We offer a range of innovative spasticity treatments, including oral medications, injection therapy, and physical or occupational therapy. Certain patients experience significant symptom relief from neurosurgical procedures, such as intrathecal baclofen pump surgery, which delivers medication directly to a precise spot in the spinal cord. AHN has the capabilities to perform these procedures at multiple locations while also coordinating all other aspects of spasticity care.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about services at the AHN Comprehensive Spasticity Clinic, call (412) 359-8850.
If you're an existing patient, you can also call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 in Pittsburgh or request an appointment with AHN neuroscience services.
AHN Comprehensive Spasticity Clinic
490 East North Avenue, Professional Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15212