Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy is a condition with a onetime insult to a growing brain. It can occur before, during, or after birth when the brain is still in the developing stage. Cerebral palsy is not a single disease but a collective term for a group of diseases.

The main problem in patients with Cerebral Palsy is motor issues. They have lack of co-ordination, difficulty in performing motor tasks and may have involuntary movements.


Common causes of CP are

  • prematurity
  • hypoxia (delayed cry at birth)
  • low blood sugar in the first few days after birth
  • severe jaundice
  • infections occurring before (in-utero) or after delivery
  • Stroke occuring before or after delivery

Signs and symptoms of CP

  • Developmental delay i.e. not achieving milestones with time: Not holding neck, sitting or walking at the right age
  • Using only one hand all the time or limping while walking
  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • lack of co-ordination and involuntary movements
  • Drooling, difficulty in chewing and swallowing food
  • Visual and Hearing problems
  • behavioural Issues
  • Academic Issues
  • Other associated problems such as constipation, poor weight gain, repeated infections, orthopedic problems

The symptoms of CP vary from person to person. A person with severe CP might need to use special equipment to be able to walk, or might not be able to walk at all and might need lifelong care. A person with mild CP, on the other hand, might walk a little awkwardly, but might not need any special help. CP does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a person’s lifetime.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Doctors classify CP according to the main type of movement disorder involved. Depending on which areas of the brain are affected, one or more of the following movement disorders can occur:

  • Stiff muscles (spasticity)
  • Uncontrollable movements (dyskinesia)
  • Poor balance and coordination (ataxia)

There are four main types of CP:

1. Spastic Cerebral Palsy

The most common type of CP is spastic CP. Spastic CP affects about 80% of people with CP. It can be further classified as:

– Spartic quadriplegia/quariparesis

-Spastic hemiplegia/hemiparesis

-Spastic diplegia/diparesis

  1. Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (also includes athetoid, choreoathetoid, and dystonic cerebral palsies)
  2. Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
  3. Mixed Cerebral palsy


There is no cure for CP but the condition can be improved through many ways. Early intervention and early treatment greatly affects the overall prognosis and can improve the life of children with CP.

Treatment varies greatly based on the individual. There is no standard therapy that works for every individual with cerebral palsy. Once the diagnosis is made, and the type of CP is determined, a team professionals will work with a child ato identify specific impairments and needs, and then develop an appropriate plan to tackle the core disabilities that affect the child’s quality of life.

Some interventions that can help the child are

– Physical Therapy

-Occupationsl therapy

-Speech Therapy



-Assistive Devices