Cerebral palsy or CP is a neurological disorder that impairs physical movement and sometimes speech. Trauma, infections, or insufficient oxygen at birth can cause CP by damaging the part of the brain that controls speech, muscle movement, and balance. Living with CP can mean limited mobility, pain, or decreased independence.
Skilled neurologists at Dignity Health Southern California provide a wide range of therapies for cerebral palsy. Your care team will consist of experienced professionals who work together to help you or your child live better with a movement disorder. Find a Doctor today who’s dedicated to caring for cerebral palsy in Southern California.
Signs of Cerebral Palsy
The disorder can affect the right side of the body, the bottom half of the body, or all four limbs. Not everyone with CP experiences the same symptoms, so our neurologists provide personalized treatment depending on how your body is affected.
At Dignity Health, we treat symptoms of cerebral palsy, including:
- Stiff muscles or muscle spasms
- Dragging a foot or leg when walking
- Impaired hearing
- Impaired vision
- Bladder or bowel control problems
Toddlers with CP often experience muscle delays and problems with walking or balance. Our early intervention options strive to help children with CP gain greater mobility and muscle control.
Treating Cerebral Palsy at Dignity Health Southern California
CP is a chronic medical condition. With the right care, you or your child can learn to overcome decreased muscle movement.
Treatment options at Dignity Health Southern California include:
- Surgery to correct physical abnormalities or release tight muscles
- Occupational and physical therapy to improve control over daily activities
- Medical equipment, such as walkers, to help with mobility
- Braces and orthotics that aid in walking
- Medications to treat pain, stiff muscles, or seizures
Our goal is to help you live pain free and as independently as you can. Trust our neurologists to improve your body function after a diagnosis of CP. Neurologists at Dignity Health offer specialty care for cerebral palsy in Southern California.