How is hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) treated?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are no specific treatments to prevent, slow, or reverse HSP. Symptomatic treatments used for spasticity are sometimes helpful. Regular physical therapy is important for muscle strength and to preserve the range of motion.

This answer is based om source infomation from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders.

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