What is Cerebral Palsy and How it Develops
Just like physical diseases we are prone to develop psychological and brain-related diseases as well, which are more complex and difficult to cure. Accordingly, Cerebral Palsy is a brain-related disease that affects our Nervous System. It is categorized by the injury to one or multiple areas of the head, which can affect our motor and cerebral functions, ranging from simple movement restrictions to major issues like speech impairment, etc.
We should know that starting from an early age, most children with Cerebral Palsy are detected having a slow and impaired speech development, even before they can make expressive conversations. Cerebral Palsy consists of many health-related problems that are grouped with different conditions and effects, these different conditions can influence the disease differently based on each patient.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy is the most common type of Cerebral Palsy disease, affecting mostly children with Cerebral Palsy. Children with this disease have stiff and narrow grouped muscles. These spastic muscles always tend to contract and weaken other muscles responsible for competing against the spastic muscles in children suffering from the disease. Spastic Cerebral Palsy is also one reason for abnormal joint positions due to which the muscles get spasms. Also, these abnormal joints may develop deformations, which can cause them to get locked at various places restricting the normal motor movement of the patient’s body becoming the fixed contracture as time passes.
Another widespread type of spastic cerebral palsy is Spastic Diplegia, which is characterized by the involvement of the lower body extremities. Most patients with spastic diplegia have trouble but at least some abilities to walk, still, their muscles are acutely stiff and these patients may have a scissor gait. A scissor step is when the patient appears to be bending due to muscle stiffnesses in their hips, limbs, and pelvis parts, keeping such body regions to be consistently stretched by several degrees. Likewise, muscles that are known to be adductor muscles cause the patient’s knees and their thighs to knock each other or cross in the scissor-like motion.
Clonus-based movement and muscle spasms are not uncommon, in patients who suffer from Cerebral Palsy of any type. Clonus is a series of involuntary muscle contractions and relaxation forms, which are usually found in young patients. These are caused by movement restrictions, sharp pain, stress from tense muscles, indicating that the patient has exhausted muscles. Spasticity itself can lead to the very early appearance of symptoms related to muscle strains such as arthritis and or tendonitis.
Stem Cell Treatments for Cerebral Palsy
Stem cells have been used to treat thousands of patients that were facing issues because of the disease called cerebral palsy. Medical practitioners now know that the majority of cerebral palsy cases are inherited, coming at or around the time of birth, they are diagnosed at an early age as well at least most of the time. It is defined as a dominant motor misfunctioned disease that changes the muscle tone, bone structure and causes to restrict movements resultant of a permanent non-progressive defect or immature brain injury.
The goal of stem cell treatment is to regenerate injured neurons through the use of premium quality stem cells. Stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy can help improve the motor functions of the body. Apart from that the treatment can improve the patient’s physical coordination, their vision, reduce their mental obstructions, avoid epilepsy, improve muscle strength, assist in better speech, spasticity, swallowing, among other benefits. Cerebral Palsy may be treated with different approaches while the medical practitioners use stem cell procedures, because of the fact the disease may come in different ranges and will need the treatment accordingly.
How R3 Stem Cell Pakistan Offers Complete Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
R3 Stem Cell Pakistan is a chain of clinics operating in multiple cities of Pakistan and is being led by Dr. David Greene who is a stem cell specialist known throughout the world. Under Dr. Greene’s guidance and the highly capable team of stem cell therapists, the patient receives nothing less than the ultimate healthcare service that promotes their recovery in the best way possible. R3 defines the concept of stem cell treatment by offering a Repairing, Restoring, and Regenerating experience to all our patients in Pakistan.