Cerebral Palsy A Life Changing Injury At The Starting Gate.Cerebral Palsy and an uncertain future
Cerebral palsy is usually caused by damage to the central nervous system to a baby just before birth, during birth or just after birth. A child with cerebral palsy may suffer from a delay in developmental milestones, symmetrical paralysis to parts of the body, paralysis to one half of the body, seizures, mental retardation, decreased muscle tone and spasticity of muscles. Cerebral palsy arises from damage to the brain and this damage can be mild to severe. The severity and scope of these birth injury symptoms depends on the extent of the brain injury. The condition can not be cured but treatment is available.
The diagnosis of cerebral palsy is often not made while the baby is at the hospital. Most people are diagnosed with the condition by their second birthday. The diagnosis is often made and/or corroborated as developmental milestones are reached at later than expected dates. Cerebral palsy can be relatively mild leading to some cases going undiagnosed. Other cases involve serious limiting conditions like a neurogenic bladder, visual disabilities, cognitive impairments, and severe movement disorders that can contribute to a decreased life expectancy.
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