Cerebral palsy symptoms and its condition

Cerebral Palsy SymptomsSymptoms of cerebral palsy varies from one patients to other and it also depends upon the type of cases. Cerebral palsy condition caused after some damages in brain which control different motor functions. It can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or after the child is born. It shows up after the child is born, it will happen no later than 3 years old. This is a non progressive  permanent condition that restricts normal movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy symptoms can range from various problem including fine motor task or functions such as writing, speaking, eating, etc. It is more serious when children get problem in standing and walking. Serious suffering involuntary movements, cased, like mental retardation, seizures and uncontrollable movements.
Problems with skeletal and muscular development manifests itself all cases of cerebral palsy. This changes the muscle strength and coordination. Many times, there’s no skeletal deformities, making impossible the normal circulation. This usually includes spasms, inability to balance, involuntary movements and facial expressions and many other problems.
Scissors for foot and toes by foot is the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy.These problems with the engine can be mild or severe. Some people with this condition can still work and around, while others are rendered helpless. Depending on where the brain damage, there were some people with cerebral palsy, which are affected by only one side of the body. When the brain is damaged as well, so this result on the left side of the body, limited mobility issues.
Newborns with severe cerebral palsy has no normal attitude. They can be either immobile in certain parts of the body or overly movable. It depends on the severity of the condition. Symptoms may change as a child gets older. Some babies do not show symptoms immediately. For those that do not show the symptoms right away will normally show signs by nine months of age.
Other symptoms may include epilepsy and other communication disorders. Sometimes additional symptoms may be eating disorders, sensory impairments, mental retardation and behavioral problems. A person’s speech will be impaired usually sounding slurred. This is one of many of the very frustrating symptoms of this condition.
Uncontrollable shaking of the limbs on one side of the body is another common symptom. This are called hemiparetic tremors. If if is very severe, the tremors can seriously impair movement. With cerebral palsy, muscles will be very tight and well not stretch well. The muscles may actually further tighten as the disease progresses over time. It typically affects the arms. Trouble swallowing is another common symptom. Individuals with cerebral palsy that experience problems controlling their tongue and mouth motions may have problems eating and drinking. They will also have a tendency to drool.
Cerebral palsy symptoms are sometimes undetectable until the child reaches a certain age. The most common symptoms are mental disabilities, vision impairments, uncontrollable seizures, and motor problems with the mouth and tongue. This is a horrible condition that has no cure. Not much is known about the cause but there are some medications available to help individuals manage the involuntary movements.
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Cerebral palsy symptoms and its condition

Various types of cerebral palsy treatments

Cerebral palsy is a disorder which hinders the physical movement. This particular disorder is seen in newborn which starts to affect the newborn’s life in the first year and affects the body balance, body posture overtime. There is no permanent cure invented yet for cerebral palsy, but there are various treatments which help in improving the body functionality of the patient suffering from this disorder. Some of the efficient cerebral palsy treatments are as follows. Muscle relaxant is one of the most effective treatments. This treatment treats the spastic muscles. A spastic muscle is one of the commonly seen attribute in patients suffering from cerebral palsy. This medication includes the drugs like Baclofen, Botulinum toxin, tizanidin, diazepam, dantrolene, etc. Anticholinergics is used to control the abnormal movement or abrupt body movement. The tight muscles or the muscle contractions can be treated by Baclofen. But every individual should consult physician to get started with above medications mentioned.

Cerebral palsy surgery is also one of the most effective treatment for cerebral palsy. The bones, tendons and the muscles are shortened by the surgeon to make better daily activities easier. Cerebral palsy surgery also makes patient free from spastic muscles. It is totally impossible to treat all the attributes of the problem. But it is equally important rather vital to provide consistent treatment via psychological or speech therapies. These treatments help in lowering the effects gradually. Speech therapy is another treatment which helps the patients in improving the speech efficiency.

Should surgery be out of the question, there are many physical therapy centers which can work with patients to help them build some of the muscle they lost, or stretch out muscle groups, which has been shown to increase fluidity of movement and reduce spasticity in some patients. Should this be an option, it should certainly be the first choice of treatments, since it is very low risk and relatively inexpensive, but because it doesn’t work for all patients, don’t get your hopes up too high.

We can find various medical centers or large organizations all around which provide strong support in helping people who are suffering from this disease, as well as many others. These organizations aids patients in dealing with various aspects of this particular disease and hence improve life quality overtime by making the patients independent. The patient should also consult his physician before he undergoes cerebral palsy treatments because physician would help in assisting in choosing the suitable treatment as per patient’s present condition.

Various types of cerebral palsy treatments