Phenol Blocks for Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Q: What is a Phenol Block, and How Can It Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?

A: Phenol blocks are similar to Botox injections, but this treatment is not frequently used to treat cerebral palsy anymore. Phenol blocks have been used for the past 20 years, but the medication has certain disadvantages when compared with Botox. The injections are quite painful, and they may cause muscle tenderness for several days. There is also a small amount of permanent muscle damage caused by the injections. As a result, Botox is currently more commonly used than phenol blocks, as it is safer and much less painful. However, Phenol blocks last longer and are more precise than Botox, and they may be the treatment of choice in some cases, especially for large muscle groups.

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Legal Help for Children with Cerebral Palsy from Medical Malpractice | Detroit, Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys

Jesse Reiter & Rebecca Walsh, Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Babies Discuss Phenol Blocks for Cerebral PalsyIf your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, brain damage, or another permanent injury or disability from medical malpractice, your child may be entitled to compensation. Securing money from a successful medical malpractice or personal injury settlement will allow your family to more easily afford treatment, therapy, medical care, equipment, and other important resources.

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