Vladimir Dobrijević, one of the founders of BDA therapy about spasticity problem
“I was trilled to find out about the fact that one more non-neural mechanism of spasticity generation was recently discovered.
As I wrote in previous post, when damage of connective tissue occurs, body’s ability to retain water is reduced. This results in losing volume and spacing in the tissues itself.
Now, on top of that it was aslo discovered that after brain and spinal cord injury production of hyaluronic acid increases. That means that there are two problems.
On one side water content is reducing and on the other the concentration of hyaluronic acid is increasing.
As the ground substance is a combination of water and hyaluronic acid, every increase of hyaluronic acid concentration also influences its fluidity.
The ground supstance becomes more firm and less fluid.
Lubrication between the layers of connective tissue and muscle fibers is reduced.
This discovery is very new.
Until recently it was thought that only water content is reducing, but the change of hyaluronic acid concentration was not mentioned.
As the fluidity and lubrication of the tissue and muscles reduces, passive and active mobility is affected.
A person can’t perform normal movements as the layers of the tissue start to glue together.
Until now we developed techniques to address the lack of water content in the tissue and to increase it over time by “melting” the ground substance.
That improves circulation of the tissue and brings more nutrition to the cells, which results in growth and development.
The new discovery is of great importance because it allows us to develope a new treatment for reducing the amount of hyaluronic acid in the tissue.
In the next part I will write about exisiting standard solutions for reducement of spasticity.”
For more about BDA therapy click here.