60 W Randolph Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601

TOLL FREE 833-462-4200

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil to Treat Cerebral Palsy Symptoms?

Posted on in Cerebral Palsy

Cook County birth injury attorney cerebral palsy

Parents of a child with cerebral palsy (CP) will want to do everything they can to help their child grow and develop successfully. While there is no cure for CP, there are a variety of treatments that can address a child’s symptoms, alleviate their discomfort, and allow them to move and function as well as possible. One potential treatment that may benefit children is taking CBD oil derived from marijuana or hemp.

CBD Versus Medical Marijuana

Many states allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. However, patients will usually need to receive authorization from a doctor, and they must purchase medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary. CBD oil, on the other hand, is often available over the counter from a variety of sources, depending on state laws and regulations.

CBD oil is composed of cannabidiol, one of the substances in marijuana. Because it usually does not contain THC, the chemical that causes marijuana users to experience a “high,” it is not treated as a controlled substance, and it is subject to different regulations. CBD oil can be taken in a variety of forms, including through capsules, gummies, or even creams and lotions.

Benefits of CBD Oil

While studies are still being conducted to determine the effectiveness of CBD, many people have found that it provides a variety of benefits. It may help those with cerebral palsy in the following ways:

  • Muscle relaxation - CBD has been found to work as a natural muscle relaxant, and it can also help reduce inflammation. This can provide benefits for those with spastic cerebral palsy, and it can help reduce muscle stiffness and increase a person’s range of motion. 

  • Managing seizures - CBD has some anti-epileptic effects, and it has been found to significantly reduce the number of seizures that a person experiences, while also helping to make seizures more manageable.

  • Pain relief - Since CBD boosts serotonin levels, it can provide some relief from the pain that many people with cerebral palsy experience in the muscles and joints.

  • Anxiety reduction - The use of CBD has been found to improve mood. Many children with CP experience “performance anxiety” as they learn to complete their daily tasks, and by reducing anxiety levels, CBD oil may be able to help them function better while improving their overall well-being.

Contact Our Cook County Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyers

Before using CBD oil to help treat your child’s cerebral palsy symptoms, you should consult with a doctor to determine whether it can provide benefits alongside other treatments. If you are concerned about your ability to address the costs involved in providing your child with the treatment that he or she needs, the Birth Injury Law Alliance can help you understand what forms of financial assistance you can receive, including determining whether you can pursue compensation for a birth-related injury that led to your child’s condition. Contact our Chicago birth injury attorneys at 312-462-4200 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case.





Back to Top