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Spasticity and Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric neurosurgeons at Children's of Mississippi are specially trained to treat spasticity, cerebral palsy and related disorders, including, but not limited to:

Dystonias

Involuntary movements that are repetitive or twisting and abnormal posture may be symptoms of dystonia, a neurological disorder that can affect a single muscle, a group of muscles, or the entire body. Treatment options include medication, rehabilitation therapy, splinting, or surgery.

Cerebral palsy (CP)

Cerebral palsy is irreversible brain damage with many possible causes, including birth trauma, brain injury, or pregnancy complications. It is not a disease or genetic disorder. Cerebral palsy has no cure, but the physical effects of the brain's inability to control movement, posture, and impaired motor skills, speech, and muscle development can be treated or managed. Some patients with severe CP require lifelong care, while others have only slight physical awkwardness. Treatment options developed by a multidisciplinary team of health care specialists may include physical therapies, medications and surgeries.