Did You Know That NeuroCranial Restructuring® Can Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?

Did You Know That NeuroCranial Restructuring Can Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?

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Cerebral Palsy is a type of neurological disorder which occurs while the brain is developing, before, during or after birth which is treatable with NCR. The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans have Cerebral Palsy. Between 35% and 50% of all children with Cerebral Palsy are estimated to have accompanying seizure disorder and some level of mental retardation. This may also extend to acute learning disabilities and vision, speech, hearing, or language problems.

Though no cure for Cerebral Palsy has been discovered yet ,certain physical therapy modalities, speech therapy, special equipment and in some cases surgery can help a child who is living with the condition. Physiotherapy programs are specifically designed to encourage the patient to build a strength base for improving their gait and movement, together with stretching exercises to limit contractures and to improve motor functions. Speech therapy is a additional supplement that helps the growing child control the muscles of the mouth and jaw and improve communication. It has been noted that the way cerebral palsy can affect the way a person moves their arms and legs, it can also affect the way they move their mouth, face and head. This may bring additional challenges like breathing problems and challenges in biting, chewing and swallowing food.

Cranial therapy has been used for many years to treat person with cerebral palsy. Individuals suffer from two kinds of conditions : Those with excessive muscle tone (called spastics) and those with too little muscle tone (flaccid paralysis). Spastics involves uncontrollable muscle spasms, stiffening or straightening out of muscles, shock-like contractions of all or part of a group of muscles, and abnormal muscle tone. In addition, reflexes may persist for too long and may be too strong.

Flaccid paralysis is a condition characterized by extreme weakness of muscles and loss of muscle tone. Both of these conditions are related to the level of functioning of the cerebellum, a part of the brain that controls muscle tone and the ability to stop movement once it has begun. One group has a hyper-functioning cerebellum and the other a hypo-functioning one. With NCR( NeuroCranialRestructuring ), once movement of the back of the head has been accomplished, the function of the cerebellum can be optimized.

NCR ( NeuroCranialRestructuring ) is considered one of the best alternative treatments that can change the general condition of people with cerebral palsy.


Dr. Dean Howell