About Cerebral Palsy

WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY?                                                                                                           Cerebral Palsy is a result of brain injury or brain malformation. Individuals with Cerebral Palsy were most likely born with the condition, although some acquire it later. Current research suggests the majority of Cerebral Palsy cases result from abnormal brain development or brain injury prior to birth or during labour or delivery. Accident, abuse, medical malpractice, negligence, infections and injury are some known risk factors that may lead to Cerebral Palsy.
CEREBRAL PALSY PROGNOSIS:                                                                                                     Children with mild forms of Cerebral Palsy have a normal life expectancy. If a child is able to sit up unaided at the age of 2, they will eventually be able to walk. Children with impairment of movement of all four limbs (Quadriplegia), severe epilepsy, severe mental retardation, and other medical complications like pulmonary disease are difficult but not impossible to treat.
C.P. is a permanent, non-progressive condition, but not a life-threatening disability and most infants diagnosed with it live normal life spans.