Many stroke survivors are left with a condition called spasticity which results in tight muscle contractions. So much so that spasticity sufferers cannot open their hand or bend their arm or elbow. Not only is it paralyzing, it can affect one’s balance and ability to do everyday tasks.
Dr. Andrea Toomer of Culicchia Neurological Clinic has been using Botox injections to relax muscles tightened by spasticity. Reporter Liz Reyes of WVUE TV spoke with three of Dr. Toomer’s patients.