A new medical study is examining the impact of cord blood upon young children with cerebral palsy. The clinical trial involves children with a spastic form of cerebral palsy between the ages of one and six who have preserved their infant cord blood.
Children with cerebral palsy face serious obstacles, but several medical devices are providing some of these children with improved mobility. These medical devices use electrical impulses to help people with cerebral palsy move their legs better.
As a youngster, Demetrio McNeil was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. McNeil uses a walker and wheelchair to move around, but cerebral palsy hasn't put a damper on his ambition. He has overcome sizable obstacles and - if all goes well - he will soon receive his degree in medical billing.
Every year in the United States nearly 10,000 infants are born with cerebral palsy. As you may know the title cerebral palsy is used to describe a variety of conditions that create physical disabilities generally caused by damage to the motor control centers of the brain during childbirth or pregnancy. Causes of cerebral palsy can include a lack of oxygen to the unborn baby, premature birth, or infection.