Cerebral Palsy/Erb’s Palsy in Long Island

Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders characterized by impairment of movement and/or impairment of other nerve functions. These disorders are caused by injuries to the brain that occur at or near at the time of birth. The incidence of cerebral palsy is approximately 2 to 4 individuals for every 1000 births.

Cerebral Palsy results from injury to the cerebrum (the largest portion of the brain, involved with higher mental faculties, sensations, and voluntary muscle activities). Other injuries can include Erb’s Palsy when excessive force harms the child during delivery and there is a nerve damaged to the child’s arm.

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Cerebral Palsy/Erb's Palsy in Long Island