Common Oral Therapies for Spasticity in Children with CP Found Safe and Effective

Two common oral treatments for muscle spasms, diazepam (best known asValium), and baclofen (Lioresal, Liofen, Gablofen) were found to significantly ease spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to be safe in this age group. These results were reported in the article, “Prospective Randomized Study of Oral Diazepam and Baclofen on Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy,”…

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain before, during or after birth. There are multiple types of brain damage that can lead to different types of cerebral palsy. What Causes Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is caused by traumatic injury to a developing brain, including the parts of the brain responsible for motor…