For children with cerebal palsy, scoliosis is a serious issue. A recent study published in the Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation researched the effect of lateral electrical surface stimulation (LESS) on these children. They found that LESS may be another option for managing stationary or progressive scoliosis in children with cerebal palsy.
- To evaluate the effects of lateral electrical surface stimulation on scoliosis and trunk balance in children with severe cerebral palsy .
- The parents or main caregivers of the children believed LESS had several positive effects without major adverse effects.
- They do not have many options for treatments and scoliosis is usually refractory.
“LESS may be another option of managing stationary or progressive scoliosis in the children with severe CP who are unable to undergo surgery.”