Medtech company SpineX recently published a study in Nature Communications supporting a non-surgical treatment for children with cerebral palsy. The treatment, known as SCiP (spinal cord innovation in pediatrics), combines spinal nerve stimulation with an activity-based rehab program. The study found that using SCiP during physical therapy treatments improved sensorimotor function in all 16 participating in the study. Study participants included a wide age-range of children with differing severities of cerebral palsy. Future trials are to be conducted with the goal of obtaining FDA clearance for SCiP treatment of cerebral palsy.
“At just 3 years old and highly affected by CP, our son has shown such exciting progress since he began using SCiP,” said a mother of one of the study participants.
Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in children. The condition is caused by brain damage, often occurring during labor and delivery at birth, and is characterized by impairment of the body’s ability to control movement and posture. It is a non-progressive condition, which means that there will be no further damage to the brain as the child grows up.
Cerebral palsy symptoms—such as reduced muscle tone developmental delays, may be mitigated by therapy, however. Therapies like SCiP may be able to help children manage their symptoms and obtain a greater quality of life.
If you suspect that you or your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis was due to medical negligence before, during or after labor and delivery, consider discussing your situation with our birth injury lawyers. Our firm handles many types of birth injury cases.
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