What is CP?

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that refers to the loss of movement or nerve functions.CP is caused when the cerebrum (the central part of the brain) suffers an injury. It normally occurs when there is a lack of oxygen to the brain, although this is not as common. Cerebral palsy generally occurs during birth.However, meningitis is another cause of CP.

There are several different types of cerebral palsy:
Spastic, ataxic, mixed and dyskinetic.

Spastic is the most common. Dyskinetic is abnormal movement (jerking or twisting). Ataxic is loss of coordination and abnormal movements .Mixed is several of the above symptoms.

Cerebral Palsy can cause the following symptoms: Seizures, delayed motor skills, speech problems, hearing problems, limited mobility, and difficulty feeding. Cerebral Palsy cannot be cured. There are different treatments that are available such as hyperbaric oxygen treatment, conductive education, medication and physical therapy. Source: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus