CP is often caused by medical malpractice or nursing malpractice. Additionally, labor and delivery complications as well as certain prescription drugs, including anti-depressants, can cause this condition.
Cerebral Palsy Comes in Several Forms
Cerebral palsy presents in different forms. And, we present more common types here.
Spastic cerebral palsy causes muscle tone which is too high or tight. Accordingly, children suffer stiff and jerky movements. These children experience great difficulty moving from one position to another or letting go of something they hold in their hands. This is the most common cerebral palsy type.
Spastic hemiplegia refers to one-sided weakness or paralysis. Consequently, one side of a body is more affected than the other. Left-side brain injury affects right-side body movement. Whereas, right-sided brain affects left-sided functions.
These conditions affect every daily activity. Many survivors live fulfilling lives with devices and aids.
Cerebral Palsy Paralysis Conditions
Spastic diplegia occurs when lower body and legs are affected more than arms and upper body. This is also known as paraplegia.
Complications include ability to walk. As a result, a child walks in a crouched form. Additionally, children experience problems in their hips, including dislocations.
Moreover, eye complications, including crossed eyes, are common. These children are also myopic, or nearsighted.
Spastic Quadriplegia is perhaps the most devastating form of cerebral palsy. All body parts and functions are weak or suffer paralysis. Accordingly, a child is unable to move these limbs voluntarily or independently.
There are numerous complications and problems with quadriplegia, including uncontrollable shaking or tremors, fluid building, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Bowel problems are common.
Some children require a liquid diet. Accordingly, surgically place a feeding tube. Because bowel function lacks control, a child may need a colostomy.
Moreover, arms and legs tend to atrophy, or waste away, from non-use.
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