Cerebral Palsy Sound Therapy Information
Are you or someone you love suffering from Cerebral Palsy and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including Cerebral Palsy with our sound therapies .
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
Universal Sound Therapy is in the business to help your body heal and we are so confident that it will work for you that we offer you a 90 day money back guarantee. And if our Cerebral Palsy sound therapy CD doesn’t help, just return it for a full refund. Try to get that from your doctor or pharmacy.
Our Cerebral Palsy sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Helps with your balance and fine motor skills
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. It is a group of disorders that prevents those affected from being able to move normally, maintain balance and right posture. There is no known absolute cause for the disease but most cases of cerebral palsy are due to brain damage that happened during birth.
The signs and symptoms of CP can vary enormously but all have movement, balance and coordination problems such as:
- Differences in muscle tone, either too floppy or too stiff
- Muscle spasticity wherein muscles remain stiff and accompanied by amplified reflexes
- Muscle rigidity as characterized by muscle stiffness but normal reflexes
- Ataxia or lack of muscle coordination
- Involuntary movements
- Athetosis which is characterized as slow and writhing movements
- Abnormal motor development, delays in achieving motor skill milestones relevant to age such as sitting up, pushing on arms and crawling
- Preferring one side of the body like reaching for objects using one hand or simply dragging a leg while crawling
- Struggle with walking characterized by walking on toes, scissor-like gait with crossed knees, or wide gait or an asymmetrical pace
- Struggling to perform precise motions such as picking up a spoon or crayon
- Developmental delays in speech
- Swallowing and excessive drooling
- Presence of seizures
Etiology of Cerebral Palsy
While physicians have yet to really pinpoint the exact cause of the disease, it is widely known that the abnormality is the result of disruption in the normal development of the brain. In most scenarios the exact cause is idiopathic or unknown. Factors that can lead to problems in the development of the brain are:
Brain Anoxia – lack of oxygen (anoxia) to the brain as a result of a difficult labor or delivery of the infant.
Trauma to the Head – Injury to the infant’s head from a fall or an accident.
Infections – Certain infections that cause inflammation in and around the brain such as meningitis .
Fetal Stroke – Disruption of blood supply to the normal developing brain.
Maternal Disease – bacterial and viral infections experienced by the mother during pregnancy
Gene Mutations – anomalous mutations that result in abnormal development of the brain.
Risk Factors to Development of Cerebral Palsy
There are a number of different factors that contribute to an increased risk of development of the disease.
Rubella – German measles or rubella in pregnancy is a very serious infection that results in several birth defects including CP. It can easily be prevented with administration of a vaccine.
Varicella – Chicken pox is a highly contagious viral diseases resulting in lesions to the skin and complications if the patient is pregnant. Like rubella, chicken pox can be prevented by vaccination.
CMV – CMV or cytomegalovirus infection causes in flu-like symptoms in the patient and causes birth defects if the patient is pregnant .
Zika Virus – caused by a mosquito bite during pregnancy, it results in a condition called microcephaly and may develop into cerebral palsy.
Herpes Infection – if the virus is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy it can affect the womb and placenta resulting to inflammation and damage to the baby’s central nervous system.
Infections in a newborn baby also increase the risk of developing cerebral palsy. These infections include:
Bacterial Meningitis — this infection results to severe inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Viral Encephalitis – a viral infection that causes severe inflammation to the surrounding tissues of the brain and spinal cord.
Severe Untreated Jaundice – some newborns experiences severe jaundice or yellowish skin discoloration that if left untreated may damage the brain resulting in CP.
4 Main Variants of Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
This is by far the most common type of CP seen in 80% patients. It is characterized increased muscle tone. This means the movements are awkward. The condition is described depending on what area of the body is affected:
- Spastic displegia/diparesis – in this type the muscle stiffness is mainly concentrated on the legs but with arms less affected or in some cases not affected at all. Patients with this condition have difficulty attempting to walk due in large part to tight hip and leg muscles causing their legs to pull together, inward and at times cross at the knees also known as scissoring.
- Spastic hemiplegia/hemiparesis – In this condition the CP affects only one side of the patient’s body and is usually the arms more affected rather than the legs.
- Spastic quadriplegia/quadriparesis – This is CP in its most severe form because the areas affected include all four limbs, trunk including the face. Patients affected with this condition cannot walk and also have other developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, speech problems, seizures and eye problems.
Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Patients with this variant of CP have issues trying to control the movement of their legs, feet, arms and hands. This makes it extremely challenging for them to perform basic body movement such as sitting and walking. They tend to have uncontrollable body movements often characterized as slow and writhing or rapid and jerky. At times, the face as well as the tongue may also become involved which results in difficulty in talking, swallowing or sucking milk. Patients with this type of CP feature varying muscle tone that can evolve from too tight to extremely loose.
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Patients afflicted with this variant of CP have issues with coordination and balance. You will notice that they have an unsteady time walking and often have a difficult time attempting quick movements as well as movement that require a lot of control for instance, writing. They often have a very difficult time trying to control their hands or arms when they attempt to reach an object.
These are patients that have a combination of more than one kind of cerebral palsy, the most common of which is a combination of spastic-dyskinetic CP.