A cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect balance, movement, and muscle tone and around 125,000 people suffer from this set of motor disorders and stroke.
Cerebral palsy starts in the brain that can control the ability to move muscles and it can be of two types, first congenital that is people born with cerebral palsy and some people can also acquire after birth, in which case it is called acquired disorder.
The symptoms of the cerebral palsy are varied person to the person such as some feels disorder of the contraction of the muscles, paralysis, epilepsy, incontinence. But all the patients, each time, brain damage that occurred either during pregnancy or during or after birth.
The causes of cerebral palsy are also varying. “The causes can be vascular, infectious, in the oxygenation of the brain. After the birth, one can observe accidental causes, or infectious,” explains Catherine Arnaud, doctor of public health at the University of Toulouse.
To find the solution of the disorder, the researchers in the field of epidemiology has been working for many years on cerebral palsy.The latest analysis shows a positive sign.
“Since the late 1980s, there has been a decrease of 2 % of the cases of cerebral palsy on live births “, the Dr. Arnaud.
“This evolution is explained by an improvement of the coordination of care, an organization of care, the identification and early care of vulnerable children,” explains Catherine Arnaud.
This intensive monitoring is also an opportunity to develop preventive strategies. Because the researchers are currently a bet, that of brain plasticity. In other words, take advantage of the “flexibility” of the brain so that it applies to networks other than those damaged.