Birth injuries can result from a wide variety of factors, and the birth injury treatment your child receives will vary depending on their specific injury and its severity.
From pain management to seizure control to wheelchairs and medications, birth injury treatments can cover a wide range of options.
Treatment for birth injuries may include one or more of the following depending on your child’s specific needs:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Assistive devices
- Adaptive equipment
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Special communication systems
- Prescription medication
- Corrective surgery
- Nerve grafts
- Muscle transfers
- Pain control
- Special education
A birth injury can cause your child temporary discomfort, or it can leave them with a lifelong disability. The regimen of birth injury treatments your son or daughter will receive can only be accurately determined by their pediatrician and other physicians with medical specialties.
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New Study Casts Doubt On Long-Term Effectiveness Of Physical Therapy In Children With CP
A new study reveals that while intensive physical therapy does bring improvement in the therapy room, it does not mean that motor performance in daily life will be improved. Cerebral Palsy News Today reported on the study.
The researchers wanted to look at the differences between capacity, someone’s ability to do something, and performance, how they use that ability outside of the therapy room. You can compare it to the difference in lifting weights in a gym and moving furniture at home.
It is assumed that increased capacity will lead to an increase in performance. However, this assumption was put to the test and found wrong. They measured children with CP just after completing physical therapy using standard capacity measures, then measured their performance at 12 weeks and 24 weeks to see if the changes held over time.
While no changes were found at 12 weeks, there were significant differences at 24 weeks. Children with CP who were sedentary had lower performance. The researchers say that children with CP need to find opportunities to use their increased capacity to maintain the performance gains they achieved through intervention.
The full details of the study can be found in the link to the journal Child found in the link above.
Blue Light Phototherapy Keeps Boy Alive With Rare Disease
Blue light phototherapy is a common treatment for severe infant jaundice. The blue light helps break down bilirubin in the body. Excess bilirubin can cause a type of brain damage called kernicterus.
However, there is a rare disease where the body cannot break down bilirubin and light therapy has to be used for life. Stock Daily Dish reports on the rare disease.
It’s called Crigler-Najjar syndrome. Only about 100 people worldwide have this rare liver disease. The boy in the story has to spend 20 hours a day under blue lights to stay alive. That’s because his body cannot create an enzyme that breaks down bilirubin.
He’s had to spend that long under blue light every day since he was a week old. He is now four. A liver transplant may have fixed the problem, but the family has a history of adverse reactions to anesthesia. A transplant could kill the child. When the child is old enough, they will give him the option to decide if he wants a transplant or not.
Because of the requirements, the boy can only go to school for two hours a day. He also has to stay still under the light. Fortunately for the family, the UK is paying for treatments.