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Posted by claire tharp on April 20, 2000 at 10:38:40:

In Reply to: botox or baclofen posted by Ryan on February 20, 2000 at 21:16:12:

: Is there an age limit to when a person can get the benefits of botox or baclofen?

: I am 17 and want to know if these therapies will help me walk. My leg muscles haven't fully developed yet, and I have trouble with my hamstrings--they are really tight.

I have met an adult with CP who recieves Botox and was very positive about it. My son now gets Baclofen through an intrathecal pump and absolutely loves the freedom from the tightness. He used to do the Botox for a long time. The implanted pump is nice because you can do a trial dose to see how it goes before one goes into surgery.

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