Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
There is no cure for Spastic Paralysis. The treatment involves a regimen of therapy and certain medications. However each case differs from person to person, and as a result the therapy has to be customized based on each individual case. The most common type of therapy employed for Spastic Paralysis is physical therapy, to help with muscle movement, occupational therapy, social adjustment therapy etc. Many with Cerebral Palsy also require medical therapy, in order to handle seizures, digestive problems, breathing problems. The type of treatment is dependant on which part of the body the condition has affected.
In some cases of Spastic Paralysis, surgery may also be conducted, such as a dorsal rhizotomy procedure - which could help improve movements or allow the patient to sit, stand or walk by themselves - or implantation of a pump that allows a continuous supply of particular drugs that reduce spasticity.