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A young man with severe cerebral palsy in a wheelchair being assisted to use an ATM.

Severe Cerebral Palsy: What to Expect and How to Manage

Cerebral palsy is a motor disability caused by damage to the developing brain. Depending on the severity of the brain damage, cerebral palsy can result …

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recovery after internal capsule stroke

Internal Capsule Stroke: What to Expect and How to Recover

An internal capsule stroke affects the tiny blood vessels deep within the brain. Because many crucial fibers pass through the internal capsule, even a small …

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child with cerebral palsy in hospital for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: Procedure, Benefits, and Risks

Individuals with neurological conditions often experience involuntary muscle contractions called spasticity. If left unmanaged, it can worsen over time and significantly restrict one’s mobility. To …

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useful spasticity treatment exercises to loosen up stiffened muscles

How Spasticity Treatment Works: Understanding Exercise, Botox, & Add-On Therapies

When muscles become stiff and rigid after a neurological injury like a stroke, it indicates a condition called spasticity. Treatment often involves exercise to help …

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speech therapist helping girl with cerebral palsy manage motor impairments of the face

Does Cerebral Palsy Affect the Face? Effects and Management

When cerebral palsy affects the muscles in the face, it can impact an individual’s ability to communicate, control their breathing, and eat. As a result, …

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young child with cerebral palsy practicing occupational therapy activities

Occupational Therapy for Cerebral Palsy: Goals, Activities, and Benefits

Occupational therapy for cerebral palsy focuses on helping individuals become as functional as possible. It primarily involves practicing activities of daily living to help individuals …

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Doctor and patient in rehabilitation clinic after getting intrathecal baclofen pump to manage spasticity

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump: How It May Help Spasticity & What You Should Know

To treat spasticity after a neurological injury, individuals may utilize an intrathecal baclofen pump. While this method of treatment can provide long-term spasticity relief, it’s …

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young adult with cerebral palsy stretching

Cerebral Palsy in Adults: Understanding How It May Change Over Time

The effects of cerebral palsy can change over time and present themselves differently as individuals become adults. Fortunately, the behaviors you consistently practice can significantly …

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doctor explaining to patient how scoliosis can develop after spinal cord injury

Scoliosis Secondary to Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

A potential secondary effect of spinal cord injury is the development of scoliosis. Scoliosis describes a condition in which the spine develops a sideways curvature. …

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woman experiencing fatigue after brain injury

Fatigue After Brain Injury: Why It Occurs and How to Overcome It

Extreme fatigue after brain injury is a common but frustrating problem for many TBI survivors. Not only can it make everyday activities more challenging to …

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