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Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Information and Infographic

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Published: 2013-05-17 - Updated: 2022-02-02
Author: Back Pain Relief | Contact: BackPainrelief.NET
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Synopsis: Infographic contains information regarding the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including vertebra and spinal functions. Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. The extent of the paralysis depends on the level of the spinal cord at which the damage occurs. When both legs and arms are affected, the condition is called Quadriplegia. Quadriplegia, or tetraplegia, is defined as "paralysis of four limbs", tetraplegia is more commonly used in Europe than in the United States. Quadriplegia is caused by damage to the brain or the spinal cord at a high level C1 to C7 - in particular, spinal cord injuries secondary to an injury to the cervical spine.


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Paraplegia - Paralysis from the waist down.

Quadriplegia - Paralysis from the shoulders down.

Complete Injuries - Result in the total loss of sensation and function below he injury level.

Incomplete Injuries - Result in partial loss of sensation and function below the injury level.

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