Also called: CP
Cerebral palsy, often called CP, is caused by damage to the brain during the earliest stages of development, most often before the baby is born.
CP affects the body in a lot of ways, from balance and posture to reflexes and muscle tone. Because it impacts everyone differently, some people with CP can walk, while others cannot. Many who live with CP have trouble swallowing or eye imbalance, where each eye focuses on a different object or field of depth.
While there is no cure for CP, there are a variety of treatments and therapies that can greatly improve the quality of life and abilities of people living with this disorder.