I was asking if the muscles could simply continue for say the next 20 years being cramped. I was told that; "If you don't get it under control your muscles can become weak to do constant contractions and you may get to the point where you can't walk or stand." This came from a person with MS.
This is scary but does make sense. sorry about the link.
I don't use baclofen or any of the anti-spasmodic drugs available, because none of them seemed to work to reduce/relieve the spasms. And when I was
using baclofen, I fell, broke my leg in 3 places. The doctor seemed to think that one cause of the break (other than my lousy balance) was that the muscles were too
weak..the spasms too
reduced, to support me. Some spasticity is a good thing, apparently -- to keep standing upright.
I don't know about the message you got. As I understand what happen with MS is this: -- muscles that don't get nerve impulses from the brain -- because the nerve impulses are blocked because a lesion or lesions are in the way -- get weaker over time, because they're not being used. And if those muscles happen to be in your legs, your legs will get weaker. So with or without spasms, if the muscles aren't getting signals from the brain, they'll weaken over time. It has little to do with whether you're taking anti-spasmodic drugs.
I stopped taking baclofen years and years ago. I have muscle cramping/ spasms in my legs. They are significantly weaker than they were 10 years ago, and I can no longer stand for more than a few seconds, enough to transfer to-from a seat, or to stand long enough to reach something off a shelf. Their weak state has little to do with muscle spasms and everything to do with the fact that the signals from my brain to my legs just aren't there anymore, or are SO weak the muscles aren't reliable.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....