Cerebral palsy is perhaps the most well-known type of brain injury that develops at birth. Our Chicago brain injury attorneys have helped many local families whose children have developed cerebral palsy. Not all cases of the condition are preventable. However, at times it develops as a result of inadequate response to fetal emergencies. In those situations a child is often deprived oxygen for a considerable length of time, leading to the incurable and potentially severely debilitating condition.
Researchers have long-been trying to develop strategies to prevent the deprivation and reverse the harm caused by these situations. Many promising treatment are being explored that might one day allow medical professionals to prevent brain damage from expanding and in some cases reverse damage.
For example, the Associated Press reported last week on a newly released study which might one day prevent the development of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy affects about 750,000 Americans, and more children are born with cerebral palsy each day. Mobility problems are at the center of the condition. However, research published in the Science Translational Medicine journal offers a potential treatment method that might allow those afflicted to return to normal mobility.