Everyone Experiences Pain Differently

Everyone Experiences Pain Differently

 

Every person who has cerebral palsy experiences pain differently. Common types of pain include;

  1. Acute spasms

  2. Using muscles too much causing aches and pains in bones and muscles 

  3. Chronic pain that is present all the time

Pain is often missed in people with CP. There is many different reasons for this including that sometimes it’s difficult for a person to communicate their pain levels. There are so many different causes for potential pain that it can be hard to find the cause. If you have CP or are a parent of someone with CP it is really important to empower yourself with information on pain including what causes it and options for treatment. You need to work out what is causing the pain not just mask it with pain medication.

"Pain has the greatest impact on someone’s quality of life."