Cerebral Palsy:


Cerebral palsy:

A congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture. Cerebral palsy is due to abnormal brain development, often before birth.

Symptoms include exaggerated reflexes, floppy or rigid limbs and involuntary motions. These appear by early childhood.

Long-term treatment includes physical and other therapies, drugs and sometimes surgery.

There are 3 main types of cerebral palsy.

  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.
  • Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy.
  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

Requires a medical diagnosis

Symptoms include exaggerated reflexes, floppy or rigid limbs and involuntary motions. These appear by early childhood.

People may experience:

Muscular: difficulty walking, difficulty with bodily movements, muscle rigidity, permanent shortening of muscle, problems with coordination, stiff muscles, overactive reflexes, involuntary movements, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, or paralysis of one side of the body

Developmental: failure to thrive, learning disability, slow growth, or speech delay in a child

Speech: speech disorder or stuttering Also common: constipation, difficulty raising the foot, difficulty swallowing, drooling, hearing loss, leaking of urine, paralysis, physical deformity, scissor gait, seizures, spastic gait, teeth grinding, or tremor

Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury or problem that occurs during pregnancy or birth or within the first 2 to 3 years of a child's life. It can be caused by: Problems from being born too early (premature birth). Not getting enough blood, oxygen, or other nutrients before or during birth.

The majority of individuals with Cerebral Palsy live until late adulthood. However, while some individuals with severe impairments may live a long time, the more severe the impairment and the greater number of health conditions, the higher the likelihood of a shorter life span.

There's currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatments are available to help people with the condition be as active and independent as possible. Children and adults with the condition are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals, who will work with you to come up with a care plan.Several scientific studies have identified pain as one of the most common problems experienced by individuals with CP, children and adults alike, and as many as 75% of adults with CP suffer from chronic painPain in CP seems to be overlooked and insufficiently treated by caregivers and health professionals.

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Adira Jackson
Editorial Manager | Childhood and Developmental Disorders
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