A disorder caused by injuries to the brain, cerebral palsy occurs in every two to four out of 1,000 births in the United States and Europe, according to the
Certain children are at risk for cerebral palsy. The
The severity of cerebral palsy symptoms vary per patients. For example, some patients may have mild symptoms, while other patients have severe symptoms. Five types of cerebral palsy exist: dyskinetic, ataxic, spastic, hypotonic and mixed cerebral palsy. The
Cerebral palsy can affect other parts of the body. For example, patients may have seizures. Tremors, speech problems and irregular breathing can also occur with the disorder. The NIH notes that learning disabilities may occur in some patients, though intelligence may be normal in other patients.
The Mayo Clinic's website says that cerebral palsy is not curable. The treatment for cerebral palsy focuses on preventing complications and helping patients function.