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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associa ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Injury to nerves: CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture. The injury can be lack of nut ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born. Causes include: random mutations in gen ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
5 /1000 live births: The approximate incidence is 5 per 1000 live births.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not directly: Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to an immature brain. It typically occurs when a child is born early or has an event where they have inadequate blo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Physical exam: Since infants do little more than feed & cuddle we must wait until they are a little older to begin showing abnormalities of muscle tone & difficult ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not specifically: Herbs can provide nutrients to all of us as part of balanced nutrition.They do not change the perminant brain injury that is the basis for cerebral pa ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Damage to the brain: Cerebral palsy is a term used to label a child who has a static encephalopathy. There are many different types and degrees of dysfunction that fall w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Various causes: It is often not known, but any injury to the brain, whether through an infection, or inflammation or low oxygen, or other, can potentially lead to cer ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Types of CP: A general explanation of the classifications of cerebral palsy would be difficult with the limitations of this forum, but I have added a link which ma ... Read More

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