Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement.
Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, which is the affected area of the brain (although the disorder most likely involves connections between the cortex and other parts of the brain such as the cerebellum), and palsy refers to disorder of movement. However, “paralytic disorders” are not cerebral palsy — the condition of quadriplegia, therefore, should not be confused with spastic quadriplegia, nor Tardive dyskinesia with dyskinetic cerebral palsy, nor diplegia with spastic diplegia, and so on.
Cerebral palsy’s nature as an umbrella term means it is defined mostly via several different subtypes, especially spastic, and also mixtures of those subtypes.
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or after birth up to about age three. Resulting limits in movement and posture cause activity limitation and are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, depth perception and other sight- based perceptual problems, communication ability, and sometimes even cognition; sometimes a form of CP may be accompanied by epilepsy. CP, no matter what the type, is often accompanied by secondary musculoskeletal problems that arise as a result of the underlying etiology.
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of non-progressive, non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability and applies to the cerebrum in the brain and the disorder of movement.
The brain damage normally doesn’t worsen, but secondary diseases are very common. Most notable are various orthopedic difficulties and motor disorders, arthritis and osteoporosis.
Standard and traditional treatments for CP include drugs, mechanical aids, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. All these approaches are focused at helping the patient overcome developmental disabilities or learn new ways to accomplish difficult tasks.
Diagnostics, Physical and Cognitive Assessment
Before stem cells implantation, each patient undergoes a comprehensive physical and cognitive assessment at the diagnostic center. This assessment includes gait analysis, standing analysis, balance analysis, 4-D spine measurement, isometric maximum strength measure. Baseline scores are calculated for Bernsden Standard Basic Functions, Barthel Index, Fruhreha Index and Modified Asworth Scale.
Cerebral palsy patients are treated by multiple injections of mesenchymal stem cell concentrate into blood stream with IV drip or for severe conditions combination of IV with cerebrospinal fluid which transports them up the spinal canal and into the brain.
The overall treatment is very safe and will require 10-14 nights at our treatment center.
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