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Cerebral Palsy
« on: 05/07/2006 03:34:07 »
A young man in my daughter's 10th grade class has cerebral palsy.It has been difficult to watch his deteriation over the past couple of years. It has been so rapid. Does anyone have any ideas or have you heard of new treatments? Could stem cell therapy treat this disease?
I am just hoping that something will help make a difference for this kid.
Thanks!


 

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Re: Cerebral Palsy
« Reply #1 on: 05/07/2006 16:38:40 »
Children with cerebral palsy do not deteriorate:-

"It is worth saying again that children with cerebral palsy do not stop doing activities once they have begun to do them. Such a loss of skills, called regression, is not characteristic of cerebral palsy. If regression occurs, it is necessary to look for a different cause of the child's problems."
http://gait.aidi.udel.edu/res695/homepage/pd_ortho/clinics/c_palsy/cpweb.htm#RTFToC12

Lack of development is not the same as deterioration.
« Last Edit: 12/07/2006 15:57:13 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Cerebral Palsy
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2006 06:36:03 »
Maybe I need to help the family look for a different cause then as there is definte deteriation.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/07/2006 15:52:07 »
" Cerebral palsy, a range of non-progressive syndromes of posture and motor impairment, is a common cause of disability in childhood. Cerebral palsy results from various areas of damage to different areas within the developing nervous system, which partly explains the variability of clinical findings. Signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before the age of three. The severity of symptoms varies. There is no cure but drugs can help to control seizures and spasms along with physical, occupational and behavioral therapy.

Cerebral Palsy Treatment
The treatment of cerebral palsy is directed at repair of the injured brain and at the management of the impairments and disabilities resulting from developmental brain injury. Currently, there are no clinically meaningful interventions that can successfully repair existing damage to the brain areas that control muscle coordination and movement. Management options include physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, orthotics, device-assisted modalities, pharmacological intervention, and orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. Since 1980, modification of spasticity by means of orally administered drugs, intramuscular chemodenervation agents (alcohol, phenol, botulinum toxin A), intrathecally administered drugs (baclofen), and surgery (neurectomy, rhizotomy) has become more frequent. "
http://www.raysahelian.com/cerebralpalsy.html
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Re: Cerebral Palsy
« Reply #4 on: 17/07/2006 09:41:36 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

A young man in my daughter's 10th grade class has cerebral palsy.It has been difficult to watch his deteriation over the past couple of years. It has been so rapid. Does anyone have any ideas or have you heard of new treatments? Could stem cell therapy treat this disease?
I am just hoping that something will help make a difference for this kid.
Thanks!



Dr. Leticia Medina
 

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Re: Cerebral Palsy
« Reply #5 on: 17/07/2006 09:54:38 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

A young man in my daughter's 10th grade class has cerebral palsy.It has been difficult to watch his deteriation over the past couple of years. It has been so rapid. Does anyone have any ideas or have you heard of new treatments? Could stem cell therapy treat this disease?
I am just hoping that something will help make a difference for this kid.
Thanks!


Dear Broca,
I;d like to share my experience as a mother of a child with CP and mainly to let people know about the innovative Spider therapy. Visit our website newbielink:http://www.alanspidertx.com [nonactive] and try it if possible.
Dr. Medina

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Re: Cerebral Palsy
« Reply #6 on: 17/07/2006 14:46:36 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

Maybe I need to help the family look for a different cause then as there is definte deteriation.



Broca, does the child fall asleep in class ?
 

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