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Category Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Posted: December 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Overview Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth. Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy – Learn Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a blanket term for several disorders that affect normal, healthy movement. Over 10,000 children are diagnosed each year.Cerebral Palsy Defined Cerebral palsy (commonly referred to as CP) affects normal movement in different parts of the body and has many degrees of severity. CP causes problems with posture, gait, muscle tone andcoordination of movement. Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy – KidsHealth

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What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is a problem that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. It hinders the body's ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way. Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy | Birth Injury Guide

Posted: December 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disorders in the United States, affecting around 500,000 people. Cerebral palsy is also a quite intricate disorder, with various types and a myriad of signs and symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Although its a common disorder, parents, understandably, dont want their children to develop cerebral palsy. Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy | Birth Injury Guide

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term used to describe a group of disabilities that affect a childs ability to move as a result of birth injury to the brain. CP is a permanent but non-progressive condition that doesnt get worse as a child grows into adulthood. Except in cases where a babies born with serious health problems, CP is not a life-threatening disability and most infants diagnosed with it live normal life spans Continue reading

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Types of Cerebral Palsy – How CP Affects Your Child

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There are 4maintypes of cerebral palsy. Continue reading

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CerebralPalsy.org | Help, Resources for Children with CP

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Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms, Treatments, and Causes of Cerebral …

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Causes of Cerebral Palsy – What Causes CP

Posted: November 18, 2018 at 1:44 am

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain before, during or after birth. There are multiple types of brain damage that can lead to different types of cerebral palsy.What Causes Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is caused by traumatic injury to a developing brain, including the parts of the brain responsible for motor control, coordination and balance. Damage to different parts of the brains motor control centers causes different types of cerebral palsy. The level of disability depends on the severity and timing of the brain injury. There are several incidents that can damage the developing brain. For example, an infection may inhibit the neurological development of neurons and synapses in the brain or trauma may occur during or after birth. Things that can disrupt or hinder the healthy development of a childs brain include: It usually takes up to 18 months to diagnose a child with cerebral palsy, but it could take longer for mild cases. Doctors may use computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take images of the childs brain. These scans may reveal damage in key parts of the brain that give clues to the cause. However, it isnt always possible to … Continue reading

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Cerebral palsy | Disability charity Scope UK

Posted: November 3, 2018 at 5:42 pm

What is Cerebral Palsy (CP)? Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement. It's usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth. There is no cure.Physiotherapy and other therapies can often help people become more independent. No two people will be affected in the same way. Treatments and therapies should reflect individual needs. In the UK, Cerebral Palsy affects about one in every 400 children. There may be no obvious single reason. The main causes include: The following factors can increase the likelihood of Cerebral Palsy: A combination of factors such as low birth weight and being a twin can increase the probability. There are 3 main types. Many people will have a mixture of these. Spasticity means the muscle tone is tight and stiff. This reduces a person's range of movement. As the muscle tone is so tight, spasticity can be very painful with muscles often going into spasm. It can affect many different areas of the body. Sometimes called dystonic, athetoid or choreoathetoid cerebral palsy. Dyskinetic CP causes uncontrolled, involuntary, sustained or intermittent muscle contractions. It may be difficult to maintain an upright position. The person may find it difficult … Continue reading

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