A condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted.  This can cause stiffness or tightness in the muscles, and can interfere with normal movement, speech, gait, etc.  It is usually caused by damage to the protion of the brain or spinal cord that controls VOLUNTARY movement.  (AANS)

Journal Articles

Changes in spasticity, widespread pressure pain sensitivity, and baropodometry after the application of dry needling in patients who have had a stroke: a randomized control trial

Dry needling for the treatment of poststroke muscle spasticity: a prospective case report

Effects of dry needling (DNHS technique) on the contracticle properties of spastic muscles in a patient with stroke: a case report