Cerebral Palsy and its Causes

Cerebral Palsy is the most commonly encountered physical disability in childhood. This condition develops due to prenatal, perinatal or postnatal harm to the brain which has not yet completed its development.

Cerebral Palsy is not progressive. Early intervention to the traumatized brain and life-long rehabilitation may provide significant improvements.

Premature birth, low birth weight, blood coagulation problems, maternal-infant blood incompatibility, infant asphyxia during pregnancy or during birth, intracranial bleeding, bacterial or viral infections of the mother during pregnancy which may affect the nervous system of infant, maternal alcohol consumption, smoking, drug and/or certain substance use during pregnancy, psychological problems during pregnancy and physical trauma in abdominal region may result in Cerebral Palsy.