ASIA Scale: Assessing Spinal Cord Injuries

The American Spinal Injury Association, also known as ASIA, has a protocol to asses and classify spinal cord injuries extent and severity.   ASIA Impairment scale This protocol is called the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal cord injury (ISNCSCI), but sometimes is referred to as ASIA impairment scale, Read more…

What is Paraplegia ?

Paraplegia also refers to as partial paralysis is a form of impairment in function from the waist down. There is usually a deficit in sensation and loss of movement in the legs and pelvic region caused by an injury to the spinal cord, brain or both. Injury to the spinal Read more…

Spasticity – spastic

Spasticity is a condition in which the muscles are hyperactive. Spasticity, also known as spastic paralysis is an abnormal increase in muscle tone and stiffness.It occurs typically as a result of insult to the nerve pathway controlling the movement of muscle Causes of spasticity Sudden onset of spasticity may be Read more…