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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Cerebral Palsy Description Treatment & Side Effects Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before, during, or immediately after birth while the infant's brain is under development. Brain injury affects a child's motor functioning & intellectual abilities is highly dependent on the nature of a brain injury, where the damage occurs & how severe it is. There are 4 types of brain damage that can cause cerebral palsy the 1st is Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL), which is damage to the white mater tissue in the brain. 2nd is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy the lack of oxygen to the brain (asphyxia). 3rd Intraventricular Hemorrhage also known as brain hemorrhage. Lastly, is Cerebral Dysgenesis malformation or abnormal brain development. Cerebral Palsy also known as CP is a neurological disorder that is caused by a brain injury or an abnormal development in the brain that occurs whena child's brain in underactive. It can be caused before,during,or after birth. Cerebral Palsy has major impact on a child's body movement, muscle control,muscle coordination, reflex & balance. CP also affects a child's fine motor skills, gross motor skills,& oral motor functions. Every case of CP is differentand unique. It may affect one, some or all limbs. It varies with each individual. It can happen if there is negligence or abuse involved or it can be while the child is skill in the womb. A mother can have contracted some type of infection that was left untreated which affected the child. There are many symptoms that are involved with CP and that will be address below. Cause As in our research, we have discovered that cerebral palsy is not a disorder. However it is a lifetime condition & their families have many interventions thathelp them deal with the condition. One intervention is Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy(SDR), which involves cutting specific nerves of the spinal cord to reduce spasticity. Then the fentanyl is given a bathe to sensory nerves directly. The skin is glued to close the incision & patient is sent to the recovery room for two hours. Another intervention is CVI Range which is used to describe how child sees and develop common language to describe level of functions. It is also usedto monitor visual processing and adoption. Anat Baniel Method(ABM), another tool used which opens the brain to see new patterns or passages and providesinformation an ordinary child would automatically have It allows the brain to think at a higher as well as a complex level. This is done with lessons by practitioners who gently moves the client's body in specific and comfortable ways. There are numerous interventions, which can be found online. Intervention Cerebral Palsy doesn't always cause intense disabilities. In some causes children that suffer from severe CP needs special assistance.These individuals manyneed a assistance because they aren't able to walk and need lifelong care whereas child that have mild CP many not need additional assistance.Treatment,medications & surgery will help many individuals with their motor skills, has well as improve their chances of communicating better with the outside world. Prognosis Cerebral Palsy is an illness that cannot be cured but it can be treated. The earlier the treatment the better! The treatments vary depending on how severetheir illness has progress. Some treatments are physical, occupational & speech therapy. Drugs are often prescribed, it's very important to consider the long & short term outcome & side effects. Drugs help control seizure, help relax muscle spasm, help with uncontrolled movement & help reduces pain.Somecomment medications are Anticholinergics, Anticonvulsant, Antidepressants, Antispastic & Anti-inflammatories. In some cases surgery is require to help with tight muscle. in severe cases braces, wheelchairs, walkers & canes are needed to help with movement. There are side effects because many drugsused to treat cerebral palsy are very strong. Some side effects include drowsiness, blood pressure changes, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, learning issues & behavior problems. The best way to know what treatment is best for you is to talk to your physician. Left Normal BrainRight Brain Injury(Hydrocephalic) CP prevalence graph of 8 year old children with Autism and developmental disabilities.Prevalence Per 1,000 8 year oldsAlabama 3.2; Georgia 3.6; Missouri 2.5;Wisconsin 2.6; and All Sites 3.1 Additional Information1) References 1)Nordqvist, C(2014, September) What is cerebral palsy? What causes cerebral palsy? Retrieved December 9, 2014 from the World Wide Web: Law Group,(2014) "My Child:The Ultimate Resource For Everything Cerebral Palsy"Retrieved December 1, 2014 from World Wide Web: (2005-2014) Cerebral Palsy-Treatment Overview Retrieved December 8, 2014 from World Wide Web: 0 1 2 3 4 Alabama Georgia Missouri Wisconsin All Sites
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