Hyperbarics and Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s movement, balance, and posture. Like all neurological disorders, the signs and symptoms of CP are the result of injury to specific areas of the brain affecting motor function, including the basal ganglia (deep central motor areas of the brain), long white matter tracts, particularly those surrounding the ventricles (fluid system of the brain) and basal ganglia, and the motor cortex (the outer part of the brain that initiates movement). It is caused by a variety of injuries to the brain that can occur during pregnancy, at birth, or in early childhood. Most commonly, the injury occurs at the time of birth, or as a result of spontaneous bleeding in the white matter of the brain in premature babies.
How can Hyperbarics help a child or adult with CP? Click the link to see how Dr. Paul Harch has been using the chamber for years for CP!