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Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is an abnormality of motor function and abilities. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) describes cerebral palsy as a neurological disorder that is already apparent during the infant or early childhood stage of an individual. Its effects are permanent, but they do not progress over time.
Maternal Illnesses Linked to Cerebral Palsy
No parent would ever like his or her child to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This is for the simple reason that the condition would truly affect and hinder any baby’s normal growth and development. This brain condition is not a cause for retardation, but it could very much affect the motor development. Thus, cerebral palsy patients are not able to walk normally, though they could still be mobile with the use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, and walkers.
Types Of Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy defined cerebral palsy as a “group of chronic conditions” which affects the movement of the body and the coordination of its different muscles. Its existence is because the part of the brain which controls muscle movements has certain abnormalities. These abnormalities can be brought about by some problems during pregnancy.