Analysis of Spasm and Periodic Leg Movement in Spinal Cord Injury
G. Suresh1, T.V. Sreerama Reddy2
1G. Suresh, Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India.
2Dr. T.V. Sreerama Reddy, Prof. in Mechanical Department, BIT, Bangalore-04, India.
Manuscript received on July 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2012. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2012. | PP: 287-290 | Volume-1 Issue-6, August 2012.  | Retrieval Number: F0599071612/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord that results in paralysis and loss of sensation. Successful recovery depends upon how well these chronic conditions are handled day to day. SCI people have very often periodic leg movement and severe spasm. Both are serious problems in the SCI population which is not always managed effectively. This is likely due to the fact that the syndrome can have various presentations, each with their own specific etiology. Hence this paper presents the overview of analysis of spasm and periodic leg movement in spinal cord injured persons using electro-myogram signals. There is a need for better understanding the syndrome of periodic leg movement and spasticity in SCI persons. So, the main purpose of this paper is to provide an integrated source of information that reflects the most useful knowledge about the main problems of SCI like periodic leg movement and severe spasm from different perspectives. 
Keywords: Spinal cord injury, Periodic leg movement, Spasticity, Electromyogram.