Cerebral Palsy: Medicines to Relax Spastic Muscles
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These medicines may improve the effectiveness of physical therapy or delay the need for surgery on the muscles, tendons, and joints. If injectable medicines successfully relax the nerves and muscles, surgical cutting of the nerves may also be helpful.
More research is needed to find out the overall usefulness and safety of this type of medicine in helping people who have cerebral palsy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics