Cerebral palsy

Overview

 

Cerebral palsy may be a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that's caused by injury that happens to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.

In general, brain disorder due to impaired  related to abnormal reflexes, floppiness or rigidity of the limbs or trunk, abnormal posture, involuntary movements,

People with brain disorder could have issues swallowing and usually have muscle imbalance, in which the eyes don't focus on the same object.

People with brain disorder also could suffer reduced vary of motion at varied joints of their bodies thanks to muscle stiffness.

 

Symptoms

 

Movement and coordination issues related to brain disorder could include:

  • Variations in tonus, such as being either too stiff or too floppy
  • Stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
  • Stiff muscles with normal reflexes (rigidity)
  • Lack of muscle coordination (ataxia)
  • Tremors or involuntary movements
  • Slow, writhing movements (athetosis)
  • Excessive drooling or problems with swallowing
  • Difficulty with sucking or eating
  • Delays in speech development or difficulty speaking
  • Problem  with precise motions, like picking up a crayon or spoon
  • Seizures

 

 

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