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Cerebral Palsy board


Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can give me some information or share a similar story about cervical spine damage.

I am 48 years old and have athetoid cerebral palsy. I have been suffering from increasing weakness and pain in my whole body which is the result of damage to my spine. This damage has been caused by straining my neck back involuntarily over the years. I have a lot of pain in my shoulders, neck and generally feel weaker. I been told that I will keep getting weaker if I don't have surgery or botox injections.

I am in Australia and am finding it very difficult to see a specialist who has knowledge about these symptoms in a person with CP. I would like to hear from anybody who has experienced similar symptoms and what treatment was best. Anyone in Australia or who knows of any Doctors in Australia who could help me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ;)