Spasticity describes spontaneous activities in a muscle or muscle group. Paresis is a synonym for muscle weakness or impaired strength in a muscle/muscle group. Spastic paresis means that the affected muscles has become overactive and difficult to control.
Spasticity is a common symptom of a central nervous system defect. It usually occurs as a result of the spinal cord, brain or brain stem having a disease or injury. Some are born with spasticity and others are affected later in life, then in the event of an accident or illness.
It is impossible to say in advance exactly how life will be affected by spastic paresis. Depending on the person’s injury or illness in the central nervous system, the symptoms may look very different. The extent may vary between affecting only one muscle group to the entire body. Spasticity can also change over time, for example, it may look different over the hours of the day but also if the disease condition changes or if you are in a stage where the body grows.
Spasticity can be triggered by touch, infections, pain, feeling sad or worried, but also by joy and excitement. For some, it comes spontaneously. By trying to identify which signals trigger their spasticity, one can find strategies for managing it.
While some people don´t experience any significant change in their everyday life, others are severely affected by, among other things, pain or impaired quality of life. Since the symptoms are that individual, it is basically not possible to see spasticity as either negative or positive. Even severe spasticity can be experienced as unproblematic, while others can experience mild spasticity as very difficult.
Those who are bothered by spastic paresis often experience pain or that the symptoms are very energy-intensive. It can affect respiratory function, balance and complicate daily activities as well as provide difficulties to sleep. Toilet visits, cooking, washing and cleaning or dressing can be very difficult. In other words, the spastic paresis may decrease personal independence significantly.
Regardless of how a person is affected by spastic paresis or which muscle group is affected, it is possible to relieve the problems. Our unique suit Mollii is equipped with 58 electrodes and relieves symptoms of a variety of neurological injuries and diseases.
Mollii helps you with things that most people take for granted – to walk or keep their grip on a glass of water. Everyday things that can greatly improve the quality of life. The suit also gives you the opportunity to relax and get an improved sleep.
Mollii is a medical device in the form of a pair of pants, a jacket and a detachable control unit that you use about one hour every other day. The positive effect of stimulating the muscles with electricity causes the unwanted reflexes to decrease.
Our goal is to help you regain control of your body and thereby increase your quality of life.