Treatment Options for Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Children with ataxic cerebral palsy may have serious motor control problems that can significantly affect their quality of life. Although some individuals with mild ataxic cerebral palsy can adapt methods to overcome these concerns, many children need significant medical care to provide them with relief from the uncontrollable movements and balancing problems associated with this form of cerebral palsy.
Managing Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Ataxic cerebral palsy has no known cure, but there are several management options that may be helpful for relieving some of the symptoms and improving affected individuals’ day-to-day lives. These management options include the following:
- Therapeutic care from physical, occupational, and behavioral therapists
- Psychiatric care to handle the immense stress of the disability
- Short-term tremor control actions such as cooling methods
- Drug treatments, including Primidone, benzodiazepine, or Botox for tremor reduction
These management strategies can often greatly help a child, but only at a major financial cost to the family. Considering that cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, this care may be necessary throughout a child’s life. Thus, it may be necessary for a family to seek financial compensation from the person or party at fault for their child’s cerebral palsy.
If your child has been diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy after sustaining a birth injury caused by a doctor’s or nurse’s negligent care during labor and delivery, there may be legal options available to you so that you can pursue compensation for your child’s disability needs. Although this process can be confusing, you don’t need to face this situation alone—we are here to help. For more information about your options as a parent of an injured child, contact the compassionate lawyers of the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 900-7704 today.