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Cerebral Palsy is a Disability

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Cerebral Palsy Disability and the BrainCerebral Palsy is a disorder usually caused by brain damage and marked by muscular impairment. It’s a disability that affects about 1 million individuals in the United States. Cerebral Palsy can occur at or before birth, or as a result of surgery or other trauma, as in my case. CP is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the brain and statistically it occurs during pregnancy about 75 percent of the time, during birth about 5 percent, or after birth about 15 percent.

Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive disorder, meaning the brain damage does not worsen. Secondary difficulties, such as motor disorders, are very common. The motor disorders may be accompanied by disturbances of sensation, cognition, communication, perception and behavior. Seizures are also common. There are no known cures for CP but Stem Cells are showing some promise. The only available way to deal with the disorder is through medical treatment and prevention of complications.

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