What is Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Dyskinetic cerebral palsy (DCP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement and posture. It is caused by damage to the brain before birth. The condition usually occurs when the baby’s head is too big for its mother’s pelvis during pregnancy. This causes pressure on the baby’s brain, which stops it from developing properly.
The most common symptom of DCP is spasticity, which means that muscles contract uncontrollably. Other symptoms include muscle weakness, poor coordination, problems with balance and walking, speech difficulties, seizures, and intellectual disability.
- Difficulty walking
- Poor coordination
- Muscle stiffness
- Problems with speech
- Problems with vision