Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects movement and posture. It is caused by damage or abnormalities in the developing brain that can occur before, during, or shortly after birth. The specific part of the brain that is affected can vary, but in general, cerebral palsy affects the areas of the brain that control movement, coordination, and balance.
As a result, people with cerebral palsy may experience difficulties with muscle control and coordination, which can affect their ability to move and perform everyday activities. This can impact multiple organs in the body, including the muscles, bones, joints, and nervous system. In some cases, individuals with cerebral palsy may also experience other health issues related to their condition, such as seizures, hearing or vision impairments, and intellectual disabilities.