Advertisement

Are there alternative treatments for congenital muscular dystrophy?

Since most treatments for congenital muscular dystrophy don't involve medication, there are several alternative treatment options that may help children with congenital muscular dystrophy. Along with physical therapy and occupational therapy, one of the most popular alternative therapies for any kind of muscular dystrophy is regular exercise. It's important to make sure that children are getting the right amount of exercise, as too much exercise may actually harm muscles. Hot baths can also be helpful for keeping muscles loose and relaxed.

Continue Learning about Muscular Dystrophy

What is muscular dystrophy (MD)?
Riverside Center for NeurosciencesRiverside Center for Neurosciences
Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause progressive we...
More Answers
How quickly does muscular dystrophy progress?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The symptoms of all types of muscular dystrophy progress and worsen over time, but the progression d...
More Answers
What is the link between fasciculation and muscular dystrophy?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of nervous system disorders that inevitably cause muscle weakness...
More Answers
How many people are affected with muscular dystrophy (MD)?
Riverside Center for NeurosciencesRiverside Center for Neurosciences
Muscular dystrophy (MD) occurs worldwide, affecting all races. Its incidence varies, as some forms a...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.