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Juniper Stroke/Brain Injury Spasticity Botox Study

If you have upper limb spasticity (ULS) after a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI), then you may be familiar with the discomfort and pain that can be associated with this condition. This discomfort is caused by muscle tightness, joint stiffness, involuntary jerky movements, spasms, and uncontrolled muscles of the fingers, wrists, arms, or shoulders. These symptoms may also make you feel tired, uncoordinated, and weak.

You may have tried treating this condition with medication, physical therapy, splints, casts – and possibly surgery. However, these treatments for ULS after a stroke or TBI are not always effective. Recent studies have shown that reducing muscle tone may help. This study is testing an investigational drug for this condition.

Pharmaceutical companies use clinical research studies like this one to learn more about investigational medications before they are made available to the public. Study volunteers can help us in this important research. Thank you for considering participation in this trial.

To be eligible for this study, you must be:

  • 18 to 70 years of age
  • Had a Stroke or Traumatic Brain injury more than 6 months ago
  • Have difficulty moving the Elbow, Wrist and Fingers due to increased tone (spasticity)
  • Able to give informed consent

If you are interested in this study, please fill out the fields below and you will be contacted by one of our research team members. If you prefer to contact us directly, please e-mail: [email protected] the research coordinator for this study.