Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders, caused by damage to the nervous system before, during, or after birth.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • muscle weakness or tightness
  • involuntary movements, like grimacing or jerking
  • balance problems, lack of coordination, trouble walking

Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe. Children with cerebral palsy may also have trouble with seizures, speech disorders, or mental retardation.

This section has information about children with cerebral palsy, including:

  • Baclofen therapy
  • hemiplegia
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • rhizotomy
  • spastic diplegia

Visit these websites for more information:

Cerebral Palsy - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

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