A. WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY?
ABOUT CEREBRAL PALSY
SYMPTOMS OF CEREBRAL PALSY
- Lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia)
- Stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
- Weakness in one or more arm or leg
- Walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a “scissor” gait
- Variations in muscle tone, either too stiff or too floppy
- Excessive drooling or difficulties swallowing or speaking
- Shaking (tremor) or random involuntary movements
- Delays in reaching motor skill milestones
- Difficulty with precise movements such as writing or buttoning a shirt
CAUSES OF CEREBRAL PALSY
An injury to the brain or a malfunction in the brain during the developmental stages can cause cerebral palsy. This occurs during or after birth based upon the type and timing of the injury.
The rate of CP in infants can constituted to the following causes:
- Reduced oxygen supply to the brain due to the umbilical cord wrapping around the neck of the child during child birth
- Physical injury or infections during pregnancy
- Complications associated with premature birth
- Decreased oxygen supply to the brain as a result of critical illness at birth ( neonatal encephalopathy)
- Development of the brain in an unusual shape or structure
- The effect of genetic mutations on the brain cells
B. STEM CELL THERAPY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
HOW CELL THERAPY WORKS IN CEREBRAL PALSY
The main mechanisms that help tissue repair and regeneration include:
- Prevention of cell death in neuronal population
- Establishment of new blood vessels
- Cell multiplication and integration
- Establishment of new neuronal maps in the brain in order to learn new functions.
THE NEUROGEN OUTCOME
We have successfully treated over 987 cerebral palsy patients with our complete approach to direct and support our patients. The patients who have been have taken care of at our centre have shown huge improvements. The symptoms that are seen in cerebral palsy are oromotor or speech, balance, trunk activity, upper limb activity, lower limb activity, muscle tone and ambulation. Altogether they affect the daily activities of life. Patients tend to show greater improvement after their Cell therapy. and subsequent rehabilitation.
In a recent study report, 92.6% of our patients found Cell therapy. to be a safe and effective form of therapy. When we made a follow up on our record of four years out of the 108 patients, we show significant improvements of 15.74% and 48.14% of patients showed fair improvement and 28.7% showed mild improvements. When we record the positive improvement of our patients, we do not just keep an update on the symptomatic improvement but also make changes in their brain metabolism as monitored in their PET-CT scans.