Treating Neuromuscular Scoliosis Caused by Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy can lead to a number of health problems due to a child’s inability to control his or her muscles properly. In some cases, when this lack of normal muscular flexibility or rigidity occurs around the spine, it can lead to an unusual spinal curvature known as neuromuscular scoliosis. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available for this form of scoliosis, which can correct the abnormal curve of the spine and reduce related health concerns accordingly.
Because treating cerebral palsy-related health issues such as scoliosis can be expensive, parents whose children’s injuries were caused by medical malpractice may want to seek compensation to help cover their children’s medical bills. At The Driscoll Firm, our knowledgeable attorneys can help families fight for the justice they deserve.
Treatment Options for Neuromuscular Scoliosis
A child who develops neuromuscular scoliosis as a result of cerebral palsy may be able to take advantage of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. The following treatment methods can help patients with neuromuscular scoliosis:
- Surgical spinal readjustment through spinal fusion
- Early metal rod emplacement surgery for young patients
- Use of a corrective spinal brace
- Physical therapy, which is typically used to reduce pain and discomfort
These treatment options can often provide substantial improvement for a child’s condition, helping him or her to avoid some of the more severe health problems that may be associated with abnormal spinal curvature.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to a doctor’s mistakes, your family may be eligible to seek financial compensation to help cover your child’s treatment costs. For a free case evaluation regarding your legal options, contact a lawyer from The Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.