One of the most common types of paralysis is paraplegia. Today, we want to discuss about the causes and effects of this condition, as well as how you can seek treatment for it.
What is Paraplegia?
Paraplegia is a condition in which the nervous system is not working correctly and the person cannot move their legs or arms. There are different types of paraplegia, and each can have different causes and symptoms.
If you are suffering from paraplegia, it is important to know what to expect and what treatment options are available to you.
Learn about the different types of paraplegia and their causes, symptoms, and treatment options below.
Types Of Paraplegia:
There are four main types of paraplegia: paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI), unilateral paraplegia, bilateral paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
Paraplegia due to SCI is the most common type of paraplegia, accounting for around 60% of all cases. SCI can be caused by a number of different factors, including accidents, tumors, infections, or strokes. SCI can damage the spinal cord at any point along its length, resulting in paralysis below the affected level.
Unilateral paraplegia occurs when one side of the body is paralyzed. This type of paralysis can be caused by a number
Types of Paraplegia
There are many different types of paraplegia and each has a different cause and set of symptoms. The most common types of paraplegia are caused by injuries to the spinal cord, but other causes include disease and genetic mutations. Here are some of the most common types of paraplegia:
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is the most common type of paraplegia and affects over 800,000 people in the United States alone. SCI results from anything that can cause a fracture or tear in the spinal cord, including accidents, tumors, congenital defects, and more. Symptoms of SCI vary depending on the level of injury, but may include paralysis below the level of the injury, loss of sensation below the level of injury, weakness in certain muscles, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Treatment for SCI typically includes physical therapy and rehab to help regain mobility and strength, as well as surgery if required to repair the damage to the spinal cord.
Aneurysm is another type of paraplegia caused by an abnormal bulge or rupture in one or more blood vessels near the spine. Aneurysms can occur anywhere along the length of the spine, but are most commonly found in
Causes of Paraplegia
Paraplegia is a rare condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. The causes of paraplegia can vary depending on the person, but some common causes include:
-Trauma to the spinal cord
-Injury to the spinal cord as a result of a stroke
-Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in the spinal cord
-Meningitis (a type of infection that affects the brain and spine)
-Guillain Barré Syndrome (a rare condition that causes weakness and paralysis)
-Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis or lupus erythematosus
-Tumors in or near the spinal cord
-Radiation therapy to the brain or spine
-Injury to peripheral nerves, which can lead to paraplegia due to compression or damage to these nerves.
Symptoms of Paraplegia
Para- what? Paraplegia is a paralysis that affects the lower extremities. It can be caused by a variety of accidents or diseases, including: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular junction disorder.
There are three main types of para- paralysis: cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, and paraplegia. Each has its own set of symptoms and treatment.
Cerebral palsy is the most common type of para- paralysis. People with this condition have difficulty controlling their muscles and may have problems with movement, coordination, balance, speech, breathing, and vision. Treatment typically involves physical therapy and accommodation (adjusting) activities to help the person live as independently as possible.
Quadriplegia is a rare but serious form of para- paralysis that affects both legs and arms. People with quadriplegia may experience extreme difficulty breathing, swallowing, moving their limbs, and coordinating their actions. Treatment typically focuses on helping the person live as comfortably as possible using adaptive devices such as wheelchairs or braces.
Paraplegia is the third most common type of para- paralysis. This
Treatment for Paraplegia
There is not one single cure for paraplegia, but there are many different treatments that can help improve the quality of life for those with the condition. Treatment options may include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and various forms of medication.
Physical Therapy is often essential for those with paraplegia as it can help improve muscle strength and function. Speech Therapy can also be very beneficial in helping those with paraplegia learn how to communicate more effectively. Occupational Therapy can help people with paraplegia adapt to their new lifestyle and find new ways to achieve independence. Medications may be necessary in some cases to help reduce pain or prevent further disability.