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Cerebral palsy is a group of conditions that affect a person’s ability to control the body and move. It is the most frequent cause of movement issues in children.
The doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating children and adults with neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Call (702) 616-4900 or Find a Doctor online today.
The cause of cerebral palsy isn’t always known. Sometimes, cerebral palsy may be caused by:
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
Sometime the symptoms of cerebral palsy affect just one part of the body, such as the legs but not the arms, or the right side of the body but not the left. Cerebral palsy may not be immediately recognized at birth, especially in preterm infants.
There is no known cure for cerebral palsy. Medical treatments include:
You can decrease your child’s risk of developing cerebral palsy by:
Basic infant safety precautions, such as securing your baby in a car seat, can lower the chances of your child acquiring cerebral palsy from head trauma.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers neurological care, including treatments for cerebral palsy, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.