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Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Lessened not fixed

The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves.
The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young.Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups.However, there is no "fix" for CP.

In brief: Lessened not fixed

The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves.
The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young.Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups.However, there is no "fix" for CP.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that is caused by damage to an immature brain.
There is no cure for cp. But there are many treatments for spasticity, which is the most common movement disorder associated with cp. These include, therapy, oral medications, injectable medications, and sometimes surgery.

In brief: Yes and no

Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that is caused by damage to an immature brain.
There is no cure for cp. But there are many treatments for spasticity, which is the most common movement disorder associated with cp. These include, therapy, oral medications, injectable medications, and sometimes surgery.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management

In brief: No

Cerebral palsy cannot be treated but spasticity due to cerebral palsy can be controlled.

In brief: No

Cerebral palsy cannot be treated but spasticity due to cerebral palsy can be controlled.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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