Question: Can CP be cured?

Theres currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatments are available to help people with the condition be as active and independent as possible. Children and adults with the condition are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals, who will work with you to come up with a care plan.

Can cerebral palsy disappear?

Cerebral palsy will never get worse, but it will never go away either. The brain injury is permanent and cannot be healed or cured. Conditions related to cerebral palsy, however, may improve or worsen over a persons lifetime.

Is cerebral palsy permanent?

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of disorders. It is a condition that is permanent, but not unchanging. Cerebral palsy is a life-long physical disability due to injury of the developing brain. In most cases, brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs during pregnancy.

Can a child outgrow cerebral palsy?

No, because Cerebral Palsy is a permanent condition with no known cure, a child will not outgrow Cerebral Palsy. This means that no matter what the symptoms are, the underlying cause of the symptoms will never go away.

What is the life expectancy of someone with cerebral palsy?

Generally, children born with cerebral palsy can expect to live between 30 and 70 years on average. Those with the longest life expectancies usually have more mobility, better medical care and adaptive equipment and greater autonomy and independence.

How long does a child live with cerebral palsy?

Generally, children born with cerebral palsy can expect to live between 30 and 70 years on average. Those with the longest life expectancies usually have more mobility, better medical care and adaptive equipment and greater autonomy and independence.

Can cerebral palsy patients talk?

If CP affects the part of the brain that controls speech, a person with CP might have trouble talking clearly or not be able to speak at all. Some people with CP also have learning disabilities or behavior problems, though many dont have these issues.

What is the lifespan of a person with cerebral palsy?

Generally, children born with cerebral palsy can expect to live between 30 and 70 years on average. Those with the longest life expectancies usually have more mobility, better medical care and adaptive equipment and greater autonomy and independence.

Does CP affect intelligence?

Cerebral Palsy does not on its own affect a persons intelligence. However, as many as 30-50% of children with CP have some form of cognitive impairment caused by a coexisting condition.

Is everyone with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair?

Children with Cerebral Palsy can never learn to walk. Its true that some children with CP will always need to rely on mobility aids, such as wheelchairs or walkers, to get around. However, this is by no means the norm. In fact, over half of people with CP do not require mobility aids at all.

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