Doctor insights on:
Cerebral Palsy In Adults
Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
343 series: Although the names of the codes can include infantile they still apply to adults that developed as infant or are congenital. ...Read more
Why do some parents want their children to act like an adult when they hit their 30's even if they have a disability like cerebral palsy?
Confusing question: An adult is an adult.The majority cerebral palsy patients have no cognitive impairment that would prevent acquiring adult self monitoring & awareness skills. Those that are mentally impaired need help with these issues but can learn them over time. Why wouldn't a parent want his kid to develop acceptable behavior pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm an adult with mild cerebral palsy. I was just wonder since CP is a neurological disorder, is it common to have vision changes or eye pulling?
Could long term pediatric and adolescent use of Valium (spastic cerebral palsy) cause transient tachycardia as an adult?
Some > than others: CP is a broad term applied to a disorder of movement & posture related to brain injury occurring at any time from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.If the muscle control centers of the brain have been damaged, those cells are lost.. Babies have some ability to re-wire some functions, so PT can help. Most improve some with age, some have major difficulties in life ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: I can explain only the orthopedic aspects of CP as that is my specialty. There are primary secondary and tertiary issues in cp. The primary issue is in the brain. The secondary issues are deformity or spasticity, athetoid movements or balance issues that result from the primary issue. Then there are tertiary issues which are compensations for the secondary issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not get worse over time. Spastic diplegia is the most common type of cerebral palsy and is characterized by increased muscle ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Mild cerebral palsy in adults
- Adult onset cerebral palsy
- Adults with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Early signs of cerebral palsy in infants
- What causes motor development problems in a child with cerebral palsy?
- What causes fussiness in newborns with cerebral palsy?
- Stretching hip muscles in cerebral palsy patients
- Talk to a pediatrician online