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?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a general physician through a series of genetic tests along with CT scan or X-ray to check the muscles.
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?
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is also known as Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis.