Nearly 10,000 babies born in the United States have cerebral palsy. At Enhance Center in Livonia, Michigan, Ayman Tarabishy, MD, is highly experienced in treating muscle dysfunction and addressing cerebral palsy-related pain. With several treatment options, ranging from medications to anesthetic injections, Dr. Tarabishy can help enhance your quality of life. Learn more about treatment options available for cerebral palsy by calling the office or book an appointment online today.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that develops as a result of immature brain development, affecting muscle movement, muscle tone, and posture. Muscles throughout the entire body can be affected, making it difficult to swallow or keep your eyes focused in the same area.
The condition can cause abnormal reflexes, rigid or floppy limbs, and display involuntary movements. In many cases, walking becomes challenging
Cerebral palsy results from a disruption in the development of the brain, typically before birth. The factors that may influence an increased risk for cerebral palsy include:
In many cases, the effects of cerebral palsy can be seen as early as infancy. If your baby develops any signs of a movement disorder, you should schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.
Early intervention can slow down the progress of muscle issues and ensure your loved one can receive the resources needed to thrive in life.
It’s also important that Dr. Tarabishy monitor your child for potential neurological issues that often accompany cerebral palsy, such as:
Those with cerebral palsy may also be at increased risk for developing mental health issues.
Those with cerebral palsy will require long-term health care and monitoring. There’s no cure for cerebral palsy but Dr. Tarabishy may recommend medications or anesthetic injections to relax muscles, reduce pain, and enhance mobility.
Physical therapy may be useful at keeping muscles strong and healthy. Exercises can be beneficial for improving balance and motor skills. Other types of therapy may be necessary based on the area of affected muscles, such as speech therapy and occupational therapy.
For those who have spastic muscle issues, multiple treatments are available, including
For Spine and Joint related pain like hip pain and dislocation and kyphoscoliosis pain:
Learn more about treatment options for managing the dysfunction and pain of cerebral palsy by calling the office today or book an appointment online.