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What Causes Babies to Born with Cerebral Palsy


What is brain injury, birth injury and brain malfunction? The primary and main cause cerebral palsy is a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs during the development of the brain that is before, during or after the birth. Due to brain damage during brain development, as a result child’s muscle control, muscle co-ordination, muscle tone and reflex posture is affected and hampered. It also hampers child’s motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning. Cerebral Palsy is unique to the individual. So the reasons behind the causes the cerebral palsy is:

 Prenatal disturbance of brain cell migration: Several factors in genetic and environmental factors prevent the brain cells migration to appropriate location for brain development.  Prenatal poor myelination of developing the nerve cell fibres: Poor myelin impedes the brain function that forms a protective covering over the nerve fibre that aids in transmission.  Perinatal Brain cell death: Events in the birthing processes that ruptures the blood vessels or starve oxygen to the brain.  Inappropriate connections between brain cells: Trauma, asphyxia or any other infections that damage connections developed in the brain.


Primary terminology causes:  Brain Development: It shortly occurs after the occurrence of conception, a rapid cell division or cell proliferation takes place from a small group of cells. The tissue strip rolls into the neutral tube, where one end develops in the brain and the other in the spinal cord.

 Brain Defects: Irregularities in brain structure typically cause impairment. Defects occur due to several injuries, malformation or any kind of damage. Degree of impairment is very often linked to the severity of damage. Sometimes compensation may occur to bypass the damage areas by the brain.  Brain malformations: It is mainly caused due to abnormal development of the brain. Defects can occur at any time during foetal development specially the first twenty weeks which is mostly vulnerable. Any kind of malformation that occurs during the neural tube can have very serious and permanent consequences.  Brain Lesions: Those are defects that occur generally from an injury or disease. It causes several problems during foetal development can include bleeding in brain, infections, asphyxia and many others. Lesions typically result from an accident or event that causes brain tissue damage and death. Through MRI’s and CT scan report the initial and primary treatment should be done. Together this will help the doctors to treat the brain damage and diagnose the cerebral palsy. Treatment therapy and care plans are then made to help a child reach the future potential and safe treatment.


Designed By: Kids Orthopedic Team

What causes babies to born with cerebral palsy  

The primary and main cause cerebral palsy is a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs during the development of the brain that is be...

What causes babies to born with cerebral palsy  

The primary and main cause cerebral palsy is a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs during the development of the brain that is be...

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