Hi all. My hubs is a T5-T6 paraplegic, has been for 30 years. He has begun to struggle with spasticity of his lower extremities. They generally begin in his big toe and cause what he calls toe tapping. Spasms usually begin in the evening, often upon laying down, and will keep him up all night. Leading to insomnia. He has tried multiple treatments, baclofen, tizanidine, antidepressant and antianxiety meds, radio frequency ablation, and Botox injections. Currently he is considering a procedure called a Bischoff Myelotomy. We are having trouble finding any information on the procedure or of docs who perform the surgery. Does anyone have any prior knowledge, experience, or bits of wisdom you could share? TIA.
What’s your location, roylblu? I’m in Texas. I take a half teaspoon of kratom powder in water before bedtime. That gets me past the spasm problem and let’s me go to sleep. Please don’t let doctors cut on you until you’ve first tried kratom, maeng da strain. It is legal in most states in the US. I think it is illegal in Canada and the UK.
Check with your doctor before taking any herbal remedies, such as kratom. (... and they will tell you that you can’t take it.)