I have cerebral palsy. Since seeing is believing, I thought I’d show you how I’m living life FREE of spasticity. Selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery (SDR) changes lives!
There is NO benefit to spasticity! The frustrating part as an adult with CP, is that doctors don’t tell you this information (many of them don’t have a clue) — what they say is hat you won’t get worse, which is not really true. Your CP won’t get worse, but due to spasticity, the effects of it will continue to harm your body over time, often leading to problems in adulthood. I’ve heard stories about so many people with CP who ended up in a wheelchair later in life. I’m not saying this to scare anyone, but rather, to encourage you to learn about how premature aging affects all of us. SDR is the only medical procedure that can permanently reduce and/or eliminate spasticity.
I found out about SDR by accident when I was 39 and, if I hadn’t stumbled across the information, I would still be struggling to do (or in some cases, not even be able to do) things others take for granted. And because I had SDR, I rest assured knowing that I’m free of spasticity,Yes, I still have CP, but thanks to the surgery, the wear and tear on my body — with respect to spasticity only — will not continue. This is why I am so passionate about sharing the information. I want more adults and children to get new legs like me, and be FREE of spasticity and so much more!
Thank you. 🙂
I need to learn more about this! I don’t have CP I have Spina Bifida but my legs are bent at the hips and knees because of spasticity. I went through 6 months of PT to see how much they could stretch them but it didn’t do much. Now it is just muscle relaxers that help the comfort level a bit but I still can’t lay down flat. I will never walk and I am fine with that but am very interested in learning about SDR!
I was told that I am stuck like this forever.
Hi Carla, thanks for reading. Unfortunately, SDR is not a treatment option for people with Spina Bifida. 🙁