Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an immature developing brain, most often before birth.In general, cerebral palsy causes impaired movement associated with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or rigidity of limbs and trunk, abnormal posture, involuntary movements, unsteadiness of walking, or some combination of these. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty with swallowing and commonly have eye muscle imbalance. People with cerebral palsy may have reduced range of motion at various joints of their bodies due to muscle stiffness.
The effect of cerebral palsy on functional abilities varies greatly. Some people are able to walk while others aren't able to walk. Some people show normal to near normal intellectual function, but others may have intellectual disabilities. Epilepsy , blindness or deafness also may be present. People with Cerebral Palsy often have underlying developmental brain abnormalities.
Cerebral Palsy is the name given to a number of motor problems which usually result from the damage done to the brain during early childhood. It is called Cerebral Palsy because the area of the brain that is damaged is the Cerebrum. It cannot be cured. Scientists are currently looking for a way to stop cerebral palsy from happening and to cure it. It is treated with therapies. The person affected often has trouble standing or walking. Those may also suffer from other problems such as learning difficulties or mental retardation. Did you know that 1 in every 400 children in the UK has cerebral palsy. Although there several types of cerebral palsy . Most people with this condition live as long as people without it. This is first identified by an English surgeon called WILLIAM LITTLE in 1860.