Drug Treatment for Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Although cerebral palsy is a permanent condition, children born with spastic cerebral palsy may undergo several treatment and management programs to improve their mobility, including drug therapy. Through various types of medication, a child may be able to reduce the strain associated with this neuromuscular condition and improve his or her overall mobility. These drugs can prove important in many cases, often helping to maximize the benefits of physical and occupational therapy.

Medications Used for Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Although there is no true cure for cerebral palsy, there are several treatment strategies that can significantly improve a child’s quality of life by mitigating the symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy. The drugs used to manage spastic muscle problems include the following:

  • Baclofen
  • Tizanidine
  • Dantrolene
  • Diazepam

These drugs, known as antispasmodics, are often used in conjunction with physical therapy and orthotics to lessen the strain associated with tight or contracted muscles. However, these combinations of treatments can be expensive. Fortunately, if a child’s condition was caused by a medical mistake at birth, parents may be able to take legal action to help cover these treatment costs.

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If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a physician’s negligent conduct in the delivery room, there may be legal options available to help your family manage the high costs of disability care. To learn more about these options and how can help you prepare a claim, contact an experienced cerebral palsy attorney from the Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.

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