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Is quadriplegia a medical diagnosis?
Last Updated: 7th April, 2020
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Accordingly, is quadriplegia a disease?
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost.
Additionally, is quadriplegia permanent? Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, is the loss of muscle function to the arms, legs, and torso. More often than not, it is accompanied by loss of sensation to these areas as well. While there is no cure for permanent quadriplegia, some people may regain limited function over time.
Then, what can cause quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is caused primarily by injury to the cervical area of the spinal cord. This damage can be caused by accidental events such as falling, vehicle accident, sports injury, etc. A fracture of the cervical spine will not necessarily cause a person to be quadriplegic, if the spinal cord isn't damaged.
What level is quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia, sometimes referred to as tetraplegia, refers to a spinal cord injury above the first thoracic vertebra, or within the cervical sections of the spine (labelled C1-C8). The result is some degree of paralysis in all four limbs—the legs and arms—depending on the location of the injury.