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How does dorsal rhizotomy treat cerebral palsy?

Dorsal rhizotomy is a kind of surgery used to treat cerebral palsy. In a dorsal rhizotomy surgery, the surgeon cuts nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord. This reduces spasticity and discomfort, especially if these symptoms are happening in the legs. However, dorsal rhizotomy is only used in severe cases of cerebral palsy, so talk to your doctor about whether the procedure is right for your child.

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