As with all forms of Cerebral Palsy, there is no known cure for ataxic CP. In other words, there is currently no way to reverse the damage to the brain structure that causes CP. However, treatments can reduce the symptoms of ataxic Cerebral Palsy and improve the patient’s functioning and quality of life.
Potential treatments for patients with ataxic CP include:
Short-term use of drugs such as Botox, primidone and benzodiazepine to help control tremors
Application of a cooling device to the forearm to reduce intention tremors
Every case of ataxic Cerebral Palsy is unique. However, with a coordinated combination of treatments, many patients can gain improved mobility, function, self-sufficiency and quality of life.