CP affects motor area of brain
outer layer called Cerebral Cortex
( part of brain that controls
CP can also affect nervous
system by impairing:
* Seizures etc.
2) Describe the functions of Nervous system
impaired in Cerebral Palsy?
In one of the types of Cerebral Palsy the most common spastic , synaptic pruning (refer
to process by which extra neurons and synaptic connections are eliminated in order to
increase efficiency of neuronal transmission) is affected. When an information needs to
reach our skeletal muscle it travels through corticospinal tract i.e from cerebral hemisphere
( from brain) to a muscle. In normal individuals, information which needs to travel comes
from one of the two sides of cortex either right or left that reaches motor neuron. But,
in a patient with CP information travels to a muscle from both sides of cortex. As a result,
circuits down in spinal cord and muscles change their properties leads to change in
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