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Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological movement disorders that affects a person’s ability to move and control the body. It is the most common cause of movement problems in children.
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California can provide the exceptional care that you need when it comes to diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy in the Sacramento region. Our fellowship-trained movement disorder specialists collaborate with our neurology team to bring you a personalized treatment plan. Find a neurologist and make an appointment near you today.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by:
Sometimes, there is no known cause for cerebral palsy.
Common signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
It is possible for the symptoms of cerebral palsy to affect just one part of the body, such as the arms but not the legs, or the left side of the body but not the right. Cerebral palsy may not be immediately recognized and diagnosed at birth, especially in premature babies.
There is no known cure for cerebral palsy, and no certain way to prevent it. If pregnant, you can decrease your child’s risk of cerebral palsy by keeping your immunizations up to date, avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals, and seeing a doctor for regular checkups throughout your pregnancy.
At Dignity Health, our advanced medical treatments for cerebral palsy may include:
Your neurologist at Dignity Health can help you understand you or your child’s needs and which medical treatment is right for your unique needs.
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California offers personal neurological care for cerebral palsy in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas.