The inability to move a body part, whether temporarily or permanently, is referred to as paralysis. You might become paralysed and unable to move on your own if something interferes with the nerve impulses that muscles receive from the brain.
For instance, even though the actual components are in perfect health, a spinal cord damage in the middle or lower regions is likely to impair function below the injury, such as the ability to move the feet or experience sensations.
In most cases of Paralysis, the below things happen
– Brain injuries prevent the brain from sending signals to certain parts of the body.
– Injuries to the spinal cord prevent the brain from relaying responses to touch and other bodily sensations adequately.
– Due to spinal cord damage, the brain is unable to send or receive messages to some parts of the body.
Here are Main Types of Paralysis:
Monoplegia: This affects one area, such as one arm or leg.
Diplegia – affects the same area on both sides, like both arms, both legs, or both sides of your face.
Hemiplegia: This affects one arm and one leg on the same side of the body.
Paraplegia: Also called lower body paralysis, this affects both legs and sometimes the hips and organs in the lower abdomen.
Quadriplegia: This affects both arms and legs, and sometimes muscles in the trunk, the functions of internal organs, or both.
What are the main Causes ?
- Autoimmune diseases
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Tumor
- Neurological diseases
- spinal cord injuries
- Birth defects
- Broken neck / Neck Injury
- Motor neuron damage
Signs and Symptom
- Inability to Move
- Tingling or numbness in limbs
- Loss of feeling and muscle control
- Numbness or pain in the affected muscles
- Visible signs of muscle loss
- Difficulty with Speech
- Difficulty in Breathing