Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Treatments'

Can a Child Recover from Brain Damage?

Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information, Cerebral Palsy Therapies, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy can result if a baby’s cerebral motor cortex does not develop normally during fetal growth, or if the child experiences a brain injury before, during, or after birth. Though this brain damage cannot be repaired, various treatment options can sometimes improve a child’s capability and prognosis. Generally speaking, the earlier treatment begins, the... Read More

What Are the Latest Advances in Cerebral Palsy Treatment?

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

When you’re trying to enhance the mobility and quality of life for your child with cerebral palsy, it can be difficult to stay informed of the latest innovations in cerebral palsy treatments and therapies. Cerebral palsy researchers have made some huge advancements in recent years, though, giving us hope for even more scientific breakthroughs in... Read More

Cooling Therapy May Help Infants Battle Brain Damage

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

The emotional distress that accompanies a birth injury is incomparable. When a child is injured during birth, what should have been the most exciting day of the parents’ life instead likely resulted in feelings of fear, frustration, and sadness. It may seem like a dark future ahead, as parents struggle to readjust their plans and... Read More

Using Botox as a Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Spastic movements and muscle stiffness are common symptoms of cerebral palsy (CP). Children living with CP often struggle with unpredictable movements, sometimes even experiencing pain with them. While there are several different treatment options available for CP, there is no cure for these muscle difficulties. Botox, scientifically known as botulinum toxin A, offers a temporary... Read More

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: The Right Treatment for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor The surgical procedure known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) has gained considerable public attention within the cerebral palsy community. It is a neurosurgical procedure performed with the goal of improving motor function by decreasing spasticity in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Numerous news articles have published stories... Read More

Electrical Muscle Stimulation Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

By John Lehman Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) refers to a group of treatments that make use of electrical current to stimulate nerve endings, with the aim of reverting damage to the patient’s nervous system. Children suffering from cerebral palsy often have issues with movement and muscle spasticity, and EMS has proven to be effective at... Read More

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: An Overview

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is an irreversible neurosurgery performed on the lower spinal cord to treat spasticity, especially in the lower limbs. A neurosurgeon identifies nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal messages and cuts them. Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?