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Posted by agnes Pelosa on December 13, 2000 at 12:45:05:

My husband is 45 years old, as long as he can remember he has had an unusal gait, he couldn't run fast without falling, and had some minor problems with coordination, a clumsy kid. His difficulty did not limit him much but he recall lots of teasing about his penquin walk. His parents deny any problems with his birth, first year, or that he ever walked funny, so we have no history. At age 25 my husband injured his back moving furniture, his recovery was slow(3 mo)but full. During that time doctors noted his walk and the spastic muscles in his lower back and legs. They treated him with bacolfen and said he might have a form of MS.The pain went away, my husband felt ok, and never followed up with those doctors. He had short attacks of back pain on and off again over the next 19 years with no major disability. He has now been in pain , with more mobility problems for one year. We have gotten little help from the medical community in
treating his pain or mobility problems. They have ruled out MS, major back injury or any cause for his condition. MRI's have been done and are normal. They label his problem SPASTIC PARATHESISA. Could he have
CP that wasn't diagnonised in childhood. Can CP be seen on adult MRI'S, if original injury was mild. Any info on CP or related spastic disorder would be helpful.

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