Cerebral Palsy Prevention: 12 Tips to Know

Overview of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of neurological conditions that affects your ability to move and maintain posture and balance. From its name; cerebral means anything that has to do with the brain and palsy means problems or weakness in the muscles. It is the most common motor disability in childhood. Studies show that it is commonly caused by an abnormality in brain development or damage to the developing brain that impedes your ability to control your muscles.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy are not usually the same for everyone. For example, some people with CO may need to use special equipment to walk, while others may not be able to walk at all and might need lifelong care. If you have mild cerebral palsy, you will still be able to walk awkwardly, but without any special assistance. The condition does not get worse with time. However, the symptoms may change as the condition progresses.

Cerebral palsy is common in children and pregnant women. While there is no proven cure for CP, you can use certain methods to prevent the condition. This article will discuss 12 important tips that help prevent the condition.