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I have a 34 year old male friend with cerebral palsy, will chiropractic therapies be of any help?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Chiropractic treatment will not treat the cerebral palsy unfortunately.
There might be some relief with some of the spasms/stiffness associated with the disease; but any only 'soft tissue' work should be conducted. There have been no studies onthe benefit of chiropractic manipulation so let the buyer beware.

In brief: Depends

Chiropractic treatment will not treat the cerebral palsy unfortunately.
There might be some relief with some of the spasms/stiffness associated with the disease; but any only 'soft tissue' work should be conducted. There have been no studies onthe benefit of chiropractic manipulation so let the buyer beware.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

Back pain in cerebral palsy is complex and requires specialized care.
If a physical medicine and rehab doctor is in your area, a consult would be very helpful. Causes could include spasticity, scoliosis, gait abnormalities, and early onset degenerative joint disease of the spine.

In brief: Unlikely

Back pain in cerebral palsy is complex and requires specialized care.
If a physical medicine and rehab doctor is in your area, a consult would be very helpful. Causes could include spasticity, scoliosis, gait abnormalities, and early onset degenerative joint disease of the spine.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Limited

Chiro therapy provides a deep massage which can be temporarily helpful.
No cure is possible and the basic cerebral palsy will still be present. A reasonable pathway is to ask the advice of the neurologist taking care of your friend to address the discomfort.

In brief: Limited

Chiro therapy provides a deep massage which can be temporarily helpful.
No cure is possible and the basic cerebral palsy will still be present. A reasonable pathway is to ask the advice of the neurologist taking care of your friend to address the discomfort.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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