Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder which affects child’s movement and coordination. In most cases, it is caused by brain damage and affects vision, hearing, and sensation.
What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?
The cerebral palsy symptoms can vary and range from mild to severe. It results in poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, tremors or problems in swallowing, and speaking.
Some of the common cerebral palsy symptoms include:
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What causes cerebral palsy?
Usually, Cerebral palsy occurs due to abnormal brain development or injury. The damage affects the parts of brain that controls body movement, coordination and posture. In most cases, the exact cause of CP isn’t known. Some possible cerebral palsy causes include:
Types of cerebral palsy?
Here are some different cerebral palsy types that affect various parts of the brain:
How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?
Diagnosis of CP can be done by taking a complete medical history, performing a physical exam that includes a detailed neurological exam and evaluating the symptoms.
How is cerebral palsy treated?
Cerebral palsy treatment may include assistive aids, medications, and surgery.
Doctor may recommend for orthopedic surgery to relieve pain and improve mobility. It helps to release tight muscles and to correct bone abnormalities.