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Physical Therapy For Cerebral Palsy
My 30months old son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He srill can't walk but he's undergoing physical therapy. Is there a chance for him to walk?
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy has a wide range of severity. Many children with CP are able to walk. It would be helpful to discuss the specifics of the nature of your son's cerebral palsy with your doctor. Depending on the nature and severity your son may require physical therapy, braces or aids, or surgical pricedures. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...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
I have an 8 year old with mild cerebral palsy, how long will she need physical therapy... She goes once a week right now and it's really helping.
The very small : Amount of literature out there is between absolutely no effect and ambivalent when compared to sham air. So, there is no proof it works. I am all for anything that might help, but too many people spend the little bit of life savings they have on these therapies with false guarantees and I do not think that it appropriate. Hbot is good for many things, CP and autism are not them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Chiropractic treatment will not treat the cerebral palsy unfortunately. There might be some relief with some of the spasms/stiffness associated with the disease; but any only 'soft tissue' work should be conducted. There have been no studies onthe benefit of chiropractic manipulation so let the buyer beware. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was wondering what are some of the newest medications, therapies, surgeries etc that can help people with cerebral palsy?
From ortho standpoin: ...T, we r involved in preventing contractures, ; directing pt ; home stretching programs. Also surgery is done to loosen tight contractures by selective cutting of extremely deforming muscles ; transfer of muscles 2 make up 4 deficiencies of others. Example: heel cord lengthening or transfer of post tib 2 a position that makes it an ankle dorsiflexor, , insteadof an invertor of the foot. ...Read more
Find cause of panc: Cerebral palsy is not a cause of pancreatitis. Some people with CP may have an underlying mitochondrial disorder which can also cause pancreatitis. People with CP may be put on medications that can cause pancreatitis. I would carefully at meds. Also, should rule-out gallstones. ...Read more
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2 years old child with cerebral palsy and myoclonic fit on depakin 50mg/kg/d and not response .What is the next step in treatment?
Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more
Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?
Depends: Depends a lot on the kind of CP he has. Functional level will dictate orthopedic treatment, and many of the physiatry treatments (braces, wheelchairs etc). In a non- ambulatory patient, a good wheelchair is of utmost importance because they spend most of their time there. Ambulatory assistance may be more important in some less involved children. Surgery or gait aids may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Define "mild": Some clumsy people really have a very mild form of CP, but their issues seldom if ever cause limitations. Unless being chosen last for a pick up game is a limitation. Limitations are directly related to the intensity of the CP. With no more background information than you gave, we can not provide more specific comments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom treatment: The treatment for cerebral palsy is predominantly physical and occupational therapy combined with input from specialists in physical medicine. Braces, adapted seating devices, use of medication to reduce spasticity and recently Botox injections to reduce spasticity. Special education services are a part of management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Cerebral palsy by convention implies an injury to specific areas of the brain controlling motor movements.If other brain areas are affected by the same event, other issues can be linked.This includes more likelihood of seizures, learning, etc. The milder the CP the less likely other areas that control speech, personality, learning, etc. But it is still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be both: Cerebral palsy is a spectrum of many symptoms. Some children have severe physical limitations but little cognitive problems. Others have little physical limitations, but severe cognitive problems. There are people all over the MAP with different combinations. While it is true that the more physical limitations you have, the more your chance of having cognitive problems, this is not always true. ...Read more
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 associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique ; most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like pt. It sounds like you need a family conference with dr or referral to a developmental center. ...Read more
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