Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is actually a type of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP). As the name suggests it is a hereditary disease and the symptoms include progressive stiffness and contraction of the lower parts of your limbs. In most cases, the problem includes trouble moving joints, muscle weakness and lack of control in the muscles too.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia normally give enough evidence to the General Physician on the level and severity of the condition. The muscle condition and other detailed physical examination will also help the doctor to decide if the case has to be referred to a neurologist for treatment.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA TREATED?
There is actually no treatment available for this problem but many of the symptoms that are associated with the same can be eased with Baclofen to relax your muscles, Tizanidine for reducing your spasm and also Diazepam and clonazepam to decrease the intensity of these spasms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Life expectancy is normal. However, complications arising from falls or immobility caused by the symptoms of HSP may accidentally shorten a person’s life.