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.
Yes and no. Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that is caused by damage to an immature brain. There is no cure for cp. But there are many treatments for spasticity, which is the most common movement disorder associated with cp. These include, therapy, oral medications, injectable medications, and sometimes surgery.

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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...

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

Depends. Spaasticity is good and bad depending upon its functional effects. You only treat when it is hindering function....One can treat with oral agents like Baclofen if tolerated. Next step would be if generalized spasticity is to be treated then Baclofen pump; if focal spasticity to be treated then Botox or phenol injections. Read more...
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...

What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Common form of CP. Spastic diplegia refers to the part of the body most affected by cerebral palsy. Diplegia means two limbs. In the cast of spastic diplegia it is the legs that are affected. But most children with spastic diplegia have some level of difficulty with their hands or arms as well but it is much milder than the involvement of the legs. Spastic refers to increased tightness or tone in the muscles. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Stiff legs. Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy that affects the control of muscles. If the control problem only affects the legs, it is referred to as diplegia. Different forms include spastic with stiffness, ataxic with poor balance, dyskinetic with random rigid and loose tone, or choreoathethotic with strange random movments. Spastic diplegia is one of the more common and more mild forms. Read more...

Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Physical therapy. Cerebral palsy is a non progressive neurological problem caused by perinatal (around the time of birth ) brain damage lifelong pt and rehabilitation is sometimes indicated the cases vary in severity. Read more...
Botox. Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. Read more...

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...

I have a mild case of spastic delpegia cerebral palsy. Wanting to get on a workout routine that would help with my cp. Any exercises that could work?

Of course. Have you seen a physical therapist? Many times they have exercises that are appropriate and more specifically directed at your body so you do not hurt yourself.... Read more...
Spastic diplegia. My advice would be to see a physical therapist as they are experts in developing workout routines that should be very helpful for you. Read more...