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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Brachial Plexus Palsy

Brachial plexus palsy in newborns is caused by injury to the nerve roots or nerves to the arm typically during the birthing process.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of lifelong disorders related to the development of movement and posture. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophy describes a genetic disorder of the muscles that causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. 

Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Congenital muscular torticollis is a condition in which an infant's neck muscle is shortened causing the neck to twist. Learn more about this condition.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders include the muscular dystrophies, inflammation of muscle (myositis), spinal muscular atrophies, myasthenia gravis and neuropathies. Learn more about these conditions.

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a condition in which there is abnormal development of the back bones, spinal cord, surrounding nerves and the fluid-filled sac that surrounds the spinal cord. Learn more about this condition.