What You Should Know About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP), also known as Spasticity due to Congenital Absence, is a medical term used to classify a range of disorders that affect the voluntary movement of the body due to birth trauma. CP is a degenerative but non-progressive disease that does not progress as a person grows older. This article will deal with the causes, prevention and treatments of cerebral palsy.


The different types of cerebral palsy are classified according to their causes. Spasticity, also called juvenile idiopathic cerebellar ataxia, is caused by damage to the cerebellum. The cerebellum is an important part of the central nervous system responsible for coordinating muscle movement with the rest of the nervous system. Cerebral palsy due to spasticity is caused by an inability to produce myelin in the brain.


Spasticity caused by traumatic injury is called "atypical" cerebral palsy. "Atypical" refers to the fact that this condition affects people of all ages. The most common cause of this condition is stroke.


The other types of cerebral palsy are classified based on their development. Peripheral neuropathies, or those caused by brain damage affecting the spinal cord and brainstem, can progress from mild to serious and even fatal. These types of cerebral palsy are generally not life threatening and most people recover their ability to walk fairly easily. However, the symptoms of these types of cerebral palsy often continue into adulthood, making it difficult to lead a normal life.


The most common type of brain damage that affects the nervous system is called "motor hypotonia". Motor hypotonia is the condition where the baby does not become aware of the physical movements of the body. While it is not yet possible to prevent motor hypotonia in babies, some treatment options exist to alleviate the baby’s discomfort.


Motor hypotonia can be caused by cerebral palsy caused by spasticity, or the inability to make motor movements normally. Motor hypotonia may be temporary or permanent, but it may recur in the future.


Neurogenic syndromes are caused by damage to the nervous system caused by genetic disorders, or brain injury. Some forms of neurogenic syndromes may not present any symptoms, but others may present some form of motor impairment that may be evident through increased or decreased ability to move. A child suffering from one of these neurogenic syndromes may experience problems with speech, swallowing, eye movement, balance or coordination.


Spasticity can also result in cerebral palsy, and the symptoms of this condition are similar to those of cerebral palsy. Spasticity may be caused by diseases, injuries to the body or by the environment. Some of these conditions are progressive and may have no cure. The most common causes of spasticity are meningitis and cerebral palsy, which are caused by a virus.


Degenerative cerebral palsy occurs when the myelin sheath breaks down and leads to the destruction of nerve cells. This condition often results in the death of nerve cells. Degenerative cerebral palsy is often caused by trauma, such as a stroke or head trauma.


Damage to the brain’s myelin produces "dendrites" or short, fragile fibers. Short fibers are used by nerves as communication conduits. As myelin breaks down, the fibers become thinner and weaker. In some cases, the fibers may be replaced by thicker fibers, called long fibers.


Other progressive neurological disorders include multiple sclerosis (MS), Idiopathia and Parkinson’s disease. All of these diseases lead to the destruction of the central nervous system by the body’s own immune system, causing it to attack healthy nerve cells. Some of these diseases are terminal and cannot be cured, but can be controlled and managed.


Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the central nervous system, causing damage to the central nervous system, leading to symptoms such as seizures, fatigue, and joint pain, loss of eyesight, and speech difficulty. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes deterioration of the motor system. Symptoms include rigidity of the muscles, walking, swallowing, breathing and balance. and coordination. People with Parkinson’s disease often have weakness in the arms and legs, and have difficulty with eye movement, such as difficulty closing or opening their eyes.

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