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Shruti Bangera, Masters In Neurological Physiotherapy, Senior Physiotherapist & SME, Portea
Paralysis, simply put, is the loss of muscle function in part or full body of an Individual. Paralysis can be gradual or sudden without any symptoms. Some forms of paralysis can be cured through proper vaccination and physiotherapy.
It comes in many forms, and the extent to which a person is
Monoplegia is a paralysis that denotes partial or complete loss of voluntary motor function in one limb. Monoplegia affected
Hemiplegia affects an arm and a leg on the same side of the body. Hemiplegia often begins with a sensation of pins and needles, progresses to muscle weakness, and then to complete paralysis.
Paraplegia is a spinal cord injury that
Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia is a medical condition in which the lower extremities, upper extremities, and almost the entire trunk/torso get paralysed. Some people with quadriplegia spontaneously regain some or all functioning, while others slowly retrain their brains and bodies through dedicated physical therapy and exercise.
Paralysis is the result of damage to the nervous system especially the spinal cord. Paralysis can be due to many reasons that can range from injury, accidents and diseases. Some of the major reasons of paralysis are Stroke, Brain Injury Trauma with nerve injury, Cerebral Palsy, Lyme disease, Botulism, ALS, Peripheral Neuropathy, Poliomyelitis, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Guillian – Barre Syndrome among others.
Paralysis of the left side of the body or ‘Left Hemiplegia’, is the paralysis of the entire left side of a person, from the face muscle to the left legs. Complete treatment of Paralysis of the left side of the body is possible through the help of medication and physiotherapy for paralysis.
Sometimes paralysis can be sudden in many cases, owing to various conditions, while in other cases it can be slow and gradual. Few of the paralysis symptoms are as follows;
The most common reason for paralysis is the stroke which has the ability to injure the brain and obstruct the relationship with the spinal cord.
The main causes of paralysis are
Our sense of movement is controlled by the communication between the sensory nerves and the central nervous system. Disruption of the communication of nerve impulses anywhere along the pathway from the brain to the muscle can impair control of muscle movement and cause muscle weakness and loss of coordination. Muscle weakness can progress to paralysis. Paralysis symptoms can occur anywhere in the body.
Some of the symptoms of paralysis attack are:
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