Cerebral palsy is a disorder which hinders the physical movement. This particular disorder is seen in newborn which starts to affect the newborn’s life in the first year and affects the body balance, body posture overtime. There is no permanent cure invented yet for cerebral palsy, but there are various treatments which help in improving the body functionality of the patient suffering from this disorder. Some of the efficient cerebral palsy treatments are as follows. Muscle relaxant is one of the most effective treatments. This treatment treats the spastic muscles. A spastic muscle is one of the commonly seen attribute in patients suffering from cerebral palsy. This medication includes the drugs like Baclofen, Botulinum toxin, tizanidin, diazepam, dantrolene, etc. Anticholinergics is used to control the abnormal movement or abrupt body movement. The tight muscles or the muscle contractions can be treated by Baclofen. But every individual should consult physician to get started with above medications mentioned.
Cerebral palsy surgery is also one of the most effective treatment for cerebral palsy. The bones, tendons and the muscles are shortened by the surgeon to make better daily activities easier. Cerebral palsy surgery also makes patient free from spastic muscles. It is totally impossible to treat all the attributes of the problem. But it is equally important rather vital to provide consistent treatment via psychological or speech therapies. These treatments help in lowering the effects gradually. Speech therapy is another treatment which helps the patients in improving the speech efficiency.
Should surgery be out of the question, there are many physical therapy centers which can work with patients to help them build some of the muscle they lost, or stretch out muscle groups, which has been shown to increase fluidity of movement and reduce spasticity in some patients. Should this be an option, it should certainly be the first choice of treatments, since it is very low risk and relatively inexpensive, but because it doesn’t work for all patients, don’t get your hopes up too high.
We can find various medical centers or large organizations all around which provide strong support in helping people who are suffering from this disease, as well as many others. These organizations aids patients in dealing with various aspects of this particular disease and hence improve life quality overtime by making the patients independent. The patient should also consult his physician before he undergoes cerebral palsy treatments because physician would help in assisting in choosing the suitable treatment as per patient’s present condition.