Infant Loss of Feeling, Absent Reflexes, and Paralysis as Birth Disorder Symptoms

Klumpke’s Palsy

Klumpke’s Palsy is a condition that can cause a baby to have poor reflexes. If your child has this condition, the lower part of their brachial plexus nerves will be damaged.  It is crucial to treat this as soon as possible because the sooner you respond to it, the lower the risk of long-term damage. In many cases, when your child has Klumpke’s Palsy, their arm will turn inwards toward the body. There are cases where this condition won’t heal on its own. In those instances, your child’s doctor will recommend that your child participate in physical therapy, have surgery, or undergo occupational therapy. With this condition, your child may have little to no reflexes in the wrist.

Erb’s Palsy

When your child has brachial plexus nerve damage, it can also lead to a condition known as Erb’s Palsy. One of the causes of this condition is when a nurse or doctor picks your child up from the arms. This can cause the brachial plexus nerve to get stretched and damaged. Unfortunately, even when your child has a milder case, it can cause infant paralysis. This is why doctors and nurses have such an incredible level of responsibility to both parents and child to try to ensure that a birth disorder is not experienced. If your child was injured at birth due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Cerebral Palsy

In some cases, children with infant paralysis will display limpness.  There is one form of cerebral palsy that is particularly severe. It is known as quadriplegic CP. When this happens, your child will lose all reflexes in both the upper and lower extremities. This birth injury can be quite serious. It is crucial that your child is evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible to deal with this condition immediately.

You must remain vigilant to your child losing feeling in their body because they cannot communicate. Certain muscles may stop working, or your child may display poor reflexes. Whatever the circumstances, you need to get in and see a doctor right away. You do not want the damage to become a long-term disability. When you detect the problem and treat it as soon as possible, you lower the risk that it will have a long-term impact. Having your child properly diagnosed can go a long way in getting the right treatment and keeping your child healthy.

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