Question: Does CP get worse with age?

Cerebral palsy is a “non-progressive” disorder. This means that as children get older, their CP will not worsen. While an individuals cerebral palsy will not decline as they get older, there are a few things that can impact their overall health and wellness.

Does CP get worse over time?

CP does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a persons lifetime. All people with CP have problems with movement and posture.

Can cerebral palsy get worse in adults?

While the brain damage that caused cerebral palsy does not get worse over time, spasticity can. In fact, having continuously contracted muscles for a long period of time causes an imbalance in the muscles, bones, and joints.

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