Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Dyskinetic cerebral palsy is the second most common of the 3 primary types of cerebral palsy. Dyskinetic CP develops when a glitch or defect forms in the middle region of the brain known as the basal ganglia. People with dyskinetic forms of cerebral palsy are afflicted by some variation of 3 dyskinetic movement disorders: (1) dystonia (2) athetosis (3) chorea. These movement disorders are usually coupled with some muscle spasticity in the affected area of the body.
This type of cerebral palsy tends to cause impairment primarily in voluntary movements of the arms and hand or legs and feet. However, dyskinetic movement impairments can impact the entire body.