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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...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


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What is the definition or description of: Spastic cerebral palsy?

What is the definition or description of: Spastic cerebral palsy?

Increased tightness: This is increased tone or tightness in the extremities related to a cerebral insult that occurred around birth. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

Stiff legs from CP: Cerebral palsy describes disorders of movement & posture related to injury to the developing nervous system before the third birthday.(pregnancy, labor, delivery or after) an injury to the brain cells that handle the motor functions of the lower extremities can produce diplegia (two limb) stiffness.This injury has been associated with a brain hemorrhage near the motor cells. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cerebral palsy and a spastic hemiparesis?

Is there a  difference between cerebral palsy and a spastic hemiparesis?

Categorical : "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use from neurological dysfunction, not by underlying cause.Impaired control of movement & posture appears early in life, usually from prenatal brain malformation or injury. Spastic=increased muscle tone with decreased voluntary movement hemi-one-sided paresis-weakness is a form of cp. ...Read more

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Can someone with cerebral palsy with spasticity gain head control later on?

Yes: Infants with poor head control and spasticity due to cerebral palsy can later develop head control. Older children (>3 yrs) are unlikely to do so. ...Read more

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Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Botox: Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp.Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Lessened not fixed: The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves. The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young.Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups.However, there is no "fix" for CP. ...Read more

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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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What is the difference between cerebral palsy and spastic hemiparesis or diplegia?

What is the difference between cerebral palsy and spastic hemiparesis or diplegia?

Terminology: Spastic diplegia refers to spasticity that primarily affects the legs, and spastic hemiplegia primarily affects one side of the body (arm and leg). Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage to an immature brain and can present as either. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles and I have spastic cerebral palsy what should I take for pain?

Swollen ankles and I have spastic cerebral palsy what should I take for pain?

See neurologist: A lot depends on how involved your CP is and how it limits your ambulation. If you haven't done this already, see some rehab specialist and get a good baseline evaluation of what your functionality is, then see what treatments and pain control make the best sense. You may have less pain if you get into s good rehab program, Neurologists can help relieve whatever pain is caused by contractures ...Read more

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What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

What is the best method to relieve spasticity caused by cerebral palsy?

Individualized plan: There is no one answer to this question. There are many good treatments for spasticity, but which one is best for any patient depends on that individual patients needs and how their spasticity affects them. The best plan is to meet with someone who specializes in spasticity treatment (physiatry or neurology) and discuss your specific concerns. ...Read more

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Pain in right foot on the right side and I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Pain in right foot on the right side and I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Sorry the foot: hurts. If this is a chronic issue see your neurologist (please take your shoes off before he examines you) If its related to the upper motor neuron condition (CP) there are treatments available. If you think its just a sprain or bruise you can be seen by a primary care provider. ...Read more

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Walking and left foot gives out almost fell I have spastic cerebral palsy pain goes down side of my left foot?

Walking and left foot gives out almost fell I have spastic cerebral palsy pain goes down side of my left foot?

Such problems R com-: -mon in spastic CP. If this happens often you may need a brace or custom footwear. Most larger clinics have CP clinics where U would B evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist, & a prosthetics specialist as well as PT & OT. Try 2 find one near U & get an appt 2 B Cn. ...Read more

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Bend over to pick something up stand up straight I walk hunched over from hip pain I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Bend over to pick something up stand up straight I walk hunched over from hip pain I have spastic cerebral palsy?

Question: I am not sure I understand your question. Please re-ask so that we may be able to provide you with an answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Achilles tendon pain and I have spastic cerebral palsy and can barely walk because of pain what should i do I'm suppose to work today?

Achilles tendon pain and I have spastic cerebral palsy and can barely walk because of pain what should i do I'm suppose to work today?

You need 2 go to a-: -CP clinic in Ur area. Usually staffing is done by physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, & neurologists. U may have 2 Google 2 find 1 near U.there in lies the answer. ...Read more

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Need muscle relaxers for pain I have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm in pain daily can't afford doctor I need help?

Need muscle relaxers for pain I have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm in pain daily can't afford doctor I need help?

Resources in your: area include: http://www.freemedicalsearch.org/cit/de-clayton. It would be unusual for you not to have been offered transition services through public school for employment through DE's ADA agency & for adult health care at 18 through your pediatric provider.Depending on your level of function & need for supports, you may qualify for SSI & Medicaid to manage your CP appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Cerebral Palsy (Definition)

Refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not ...Read more