Dent Spasticity Clinic
Spasticity refers to abnormal muscle contraction that is produced by an injury to the brain and spinal cord. People diagnosed with spasticity experience muscle stiffness, painful spasms, weakness, fatigue, and poor coordination, that can make it hard to walk and take part in normal daily activities, like bathing, eating, and even sleeping. Spasticity is not a disease in itself; it is a symptom of any condition that damages the brain or spinal cord including:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
- Brain Tumor
Additionally, about 10.2 million adults suffer from mental health conditions and addiction disorders. In 2010, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that 40% of adults with schizophrenia and 51% of individuals with severe bipolar disorder receive no treatment in one year. The DENT Behavioral Center additionally is home to DENT Interventional Psychiatry and DENT Addiction Medicine.
Our goal at the DENT Neurologic Institute is to expand psychiatric services and to improve psychiatric care in Western New York including Buffalo, Amherst, and Orchard Park. We treat adult patients for a wide range of mental illnesses and addiction disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. Over the years, our psychiatric team has continued to grow, which has allowed for increased access to care as well as an expansion treatment modalities such as ECT, TMS, and psychotherapy.
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