How to tell if I have cerebral palsy / hemiplegia?

Cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy starts from birth. It maybe associated with hemiplegia. The best specialist to evaluate the condition will be a neurologist or a physiatrist.

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Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Yes. The definition of CP encompases disorders of movement and posture due to an injury to the nerves originating from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Porencephalic cysts represent loss of brain substance due to a stroke during pregnancy and this fits the definition well. In many CP cases, no clear evidence of an injury is seen, here there is a well recognised cause. Read more...

How do people with mild hemiplegia (cerebral palsy) cope?

Very well! Mild hemiplegic patients can do very well. They should see an orthopaedist or physiatrist to coordinate their care for physical therapy and bracing (as needed). Some patients will benefit from upper or lower extremity surgery depending on the patient. Read more...

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

No. Porencephalic areas of a brain are where brain tissue has been destroyed by a stroke or hemorrhage or injury are not the same as cerebral palsy. They are distinct entities and not associated with each other. Read more...
Both from same . Cause. "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use associated with neurological dysfunction, not by underlying cause.Impaired control of movement & posture appears early in life, usually from prenatal brain malformation or injury. Spastic hemiplegia, a type of cp, is one-sided increased muscle tone & decreased voluntary movement. Read more...
Result not cause. Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. Read more...
Yes. A porencephalic cyst can be a cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy. A porencephalic cyst is really an imaging finding but itself may have been caused by something that injured the brain prenatal KY such as a stroke, trauma, infection, etc. Read more...

I need a new doctor, and I have Hemiplegia cerebral palsy and some health issues. Which doctor would be best suited for my particular condition of CP?

What is available ? In general, specialists do not gear their practice around providing the primary care you need to the point they keep no supplies in their office to deal with them.The best fit is to find a generalist who will arrange and coordinate any specialty care when you need it. Read more...