Factors of onset and symptoms of cerebral palsy in newborns: what to look for
Each couple expecting a child, plans the name of the newborn, buys a dowry, thinks about the kindergarten and even the school. But no one plans a sick kid.
Unfortunately, you can not insure against child cerebral palsy. The statistics are also disappointing: the number of cases of cerebral palsy increases. Now 2 per 1,000 newborns have this ailment.
About the causes of cerebral palsy in newborns, symptoms and signs of the disease, how to identify and determine with the help of doctors a disease in infants; our article.
Cerebral Palsy is a very serious neurological disease. Let’s try to understand what causes cerebral palsy in newborns.
The causes can be both intrauterine (pathologies of fetal brain development, the influence of intrauterine infections), and perinatal (improper birth, birth trauma, hypoxia).
In the postnatal period, cerebral palsy can be caused by neuroinfection (meningitis, encephalitis), late hemorrhagic neonatal disease (leading to cerebral hemorrhage).
The main attribute of infantile cerebral palsy is brain damage (cerebral is cerebral).
Children’s cerebral palsy: its causes, treatment and rehabilitation:
How to identify and recognize cerebral palsy in infants, what signs indicate a disease in a newborn baby? Signs of cerebral palsy are not always visible from birth. Often neurologists refuse to talk about a diagnosis for up to a year.
As rehabilitation activities, doctors offer massage and exercise therapy, nootropics. The principle of nootropics is to accelerate the processes throughout the brain.
Often this acceleration results in epilepsy. Therefore, before using nootropics, it is worth making EEG video monitoring, which can diagnose epiaktivity in a small patient.
That is, his condition is a step away from epilepsy. He can never take this step if he takes care of it. Often neuropathologists neglect this and appoint strong nootropics all in a row.
Massage improves blood circulation and temporarily relieves increased muscle tone. The body is rubbed, stroked, tingled and even tapped.
When a massage for a patient with cerebral palsy, vibration is useful, especially if it is a spastic form. Even vibration machines for the face are used.
Physiotherapy offers children with cerebral palsy specially selected exercises for the development of muscles, extinguishing pathological reflexes, increasing sensitivity.
Competent physical education prevents the appearance of contractures (stiffness or lack of mobility in the joint), teaches balance and proper walking.