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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: People with paraplegia face difficulties with mobility and often need wheelchairs to get around. They can suffer from spasms of their legs as well as ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Paraplegia means paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities. There may be associated loss of sensation as well. There may be problems with normal ... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Symptoms of paraplegia are paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities. There may also be loss of sensation in the lower extremities. Some people w ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Paraplegia: Paraplegia = full or complete paralysis of lower half of body.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Seat belt syndrome: A kid that graduates too soon to a seat belt is at tremendous risk of paraplegia in a frontal impact crash.As the body is thrown forward, the belt sli ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes: Depending on severity, adaptive devices may well be available. Many pts can use wheelchairs, and some paraplegic veterans have actually done races, u ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Paraplegia means weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Paraplegia can be caused by injuries to the spinal cord caused by trauma , infections ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
YES: Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Quadriplegia=weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs. Paraplegia= weakness or paralysis of the 2 lower extremities.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Fms helps preserve muscle bulk in paralyzed muscles. It helps with circulation and joint health. It is not a cure for paraplegia but it is helpful to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arm function: Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs (no movement or feeling). Tetraplegia (quadriplegia is an older term) is paralysis of the arms and the legs. In bo ... Read More
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