Hong Kong Med J 2004;10:355-7 | Number 5, October 2004
Chronic abdominal pain in a Chinese woman with spastic cerebral palsy
SK Kong, SMK Onsiong
Department of Anaesthesia, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Pain affects people’s activities of daily living especially among those with cerebral palsy. We report a case of a woman with spastic cerebral palsy who presented with chronic abdominal pain. The principles of multidisciplinary pain management are highlighted and the difficulties when dealing with patients with special needs are discussed.
Key words: Acupuncture; Botulinum toxins; Cerebral palsy; Myofascial pain syndromes; Pain
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