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Does CBD Oil Alleviate Cerebral Palsy Symptoms in Children?

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Illinois cerebral palsy attorneysPublic opinion about cannabis products has changed dramatically in the last several decades. More and more people are using products like cannabidiol, or CBD, to treat everything from chronic pain to seizures. If you are a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, you may watch your child struggle with muscle pain and stiffness, reduced mobility, involuntary movements, and a host of other symptoms. Some parents have found that CBD oil is an effective treatment option for children with cerebral palsy, however, there is still controversy and uncertainty surrounding cannabidiol.  

What is CBD Oil?

While CBD oil is derived from cannabis, CBD oil is not the same thing as marijuana. Cannabidiol is one of the non-psychoactive active ingredients in the hemp plant. This means that users do not feel a “high” when they consume products containing only CBD. The World Health Organization reports that the substance “exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and most medical experts do not consider the product to be dangerous. However, the effectiveness of CBD oil has been called into question.

Does CBD Work for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers?

Clinical studies have shown CBD to be an effective treatment option for childhood epilepsy as well as chronic pain and anxiety. Some parents of children with cerebral palsy have also found that the supplement reduces cerebral palsy symptoms. One mother found that CBD oil helps her nine-year-old significantly. She states that the substance dramatically reduced the incidence of her child’s tonic-clonic seizures and “really really relaxes her.” However, the benefits and risks associated with using CBD oil to combat cerebral palsy symptoms has not been fully researched. Therefore, it is important to discuss any questions and concerns you have with your child’s doctor.

Contact a Chicago Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Cerebral palsy is a complex medical condition with a variety of causes. In some cases, improper medical care during a child’s birth is the root cause of cerebral palsy. If you suspect that an avoidable birth injury led to your child developing cerebral palsy, contact a Chicago birth injury lawyer at Birth Injury Law Alliance, LLC. Our skilled team can investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth and help you determine if medical negligence may have played a role in your child’s cerebral palsy. If substandard medical care did cause your child to develop cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s medical care, special education needs, and much more. Call us at 312-462-4200 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1039921/cbd-oil-uk-benefits-cannabis-pain-cerebral-palsy

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

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