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What are the treatment options for congenital muscular dystrophy?

Unfortunately, there's no cure for congenital muscular dystrophy. However, there are several treatment options that can help reduce its symptoms. One common treatment option is physical therapy, which helps keep strengthen muscles and joints and may increase range of motion. Occupational therapy is a similar treatment, but it focuses on helping children to perform certain tasks that will be useful in everyday life. Assistive devices like leg braces and wheelchairs may be helpful for improving mobility. In some cases, doctors may recommend surgery to correct joint problems or curvature of the spine that may be caused by congenital muscular dystrophy.

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