Sep 24, · The symptoms adults with CP experience often depend on the type of CP they have, as well as the level. Some forms of CP, such as spastic cerebral palsy, . Pain in Adults with Cerebral Palsy During the last decade there has been an increased focus on pain in CP. Several scientific studies have identified pain as one of the most common problems experienced by individuals with CP, children and adults alike, and as many as 75% of adults with CP File Size: KB.
Individuals with CP may have pain that can be acute or chronic, and is experienced most commonly in the hips, knees, ankles, and the upper and lower back. Individuals with spastic CP may have an increased number of painful sites and worse pain than those with other types of cerebral palsy. Jun 19, · Cerebral palsy-related pain is complex and can be caused by the motor disorder itself or by its many secondary complications. Abnormal muscle tone can shorten the muscles, misalign the joints, and deform the bones. Unfortunately, pain is often overlooked and insufficiently treated, which can negatively affect one’s appetite, sleep, and behavior.
The most common medications used to treat pain in children and adults with Cerebral Palsy include: Anticonvulsants – Medication used to reduce seizure activity, and reduce the intensity of seizures. Anticholinergics – Used to treat uncontrolled movements and spasms caused by spasticity, dystonia, athetosis, or chorea. Nov 01, · Chronic pain appears to be a common experience among adults with CP. Among the most mobile individuals (GMFCS levels I and II) this pain is often experienced in the feet and ankles. Foot and ankle pain in ambulatory individuals with CP appears to begin in childhood, with the prevalence of such pain increasing with age.