5 facts everyone should know about cerebral palsy

WOW! Just got to know they’ve a day dedicated just to us! Happy World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, INCLUDING ME! This sums it up very well!
With no regrets & complains it’s definitely a thrilling adventure & pleasure to be living in this body! Feeling blessed to be chosen by The Almighty, guess he knew I would do great job with CP !
Journey so far has been great! Pray to get even better and adventurous !

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Today is World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day and Scope’s Helpline Manager Veronica Lynch is on our online community now answering your questions. Here are 5 facts about cerebral palsy she has put together, which you may or may not know.

1. Cerebral palsy is not an illness

Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by injury to the immature brain. The injury could be caused by an infection, an accident, lack of oxygen, problems at birth, or, in some cases, it may have a genetic link. However, there may be no obvious cause.

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2. Cerebral palsy can not be cured

Cerebral palsy is permanent. What can change is the effects this brain damage has on individuals. Treatments and therapies can improve muscle tone and practical ability.

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3.Cerebral palsy describes the condition

Terms such as ‘spasticity’, ‘diplegia’ and ‘hemiplegia’ refer to how the person’s body is affected. Spasticity means that muscles are very tight and…

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