Pain Management for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Children suffering from cerebral palsy often have significant problems dealing with the pain associated with their disability. Spasms and other uncontrollable symptoms of the disability may cause children to regularly experience discomfort, if not outright suffering. Fortunately, there may be treatment and management options available to help these children handle the complications and pain that often accompany this disability.
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by an error made by a doctor or nurse before, during, or after delivery, there may be legal options available for pursuing compensation for the cost of treatment and related expenses. For a free consultation about your situation and possible claim, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.
Treatment and Management Options for Severe or Persistent Pain
There may be some treatment or management options available to help children who suffer from considerable pain or discomfort problems due to cerebral palsy. These options include the following:
- Several prescription drug options that may block pain signals or stop spasms
- Invasive drug options, requiring a more complex delivery system than prescription medication
- Regular muscle massage therapy
- Distraction or relaxation technique training
If pain is caused directly by another complication of cerebral palsy, other treatment options directed at that specific cause may also stop the pain. However, each of these treatments may bring on significant medical bills that a family has a hard time affording. Should the cerebral palsy be caused by a medical professional’s negligence, though, these bills may be covered by a birth injury claim.
Cerebral palsy can be a devastating, life-long problem that your child will have to manage. However, there may be options available to pursue compensation to cover the financial burdens associated with this disability. To learn more about what legal action may be available to you, contact the cerebral palsy birth injury attorneys of the Driscoll Firm, by calling (800) 305-9800 today.