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What is spastic paraplegia?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Paraplegia refers to weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities.
Spastic refers to the tone of the muscle which is abnormally increased. Spastic paraplegia occurs when there is damage to either the spinal cord, brain or both. There are many causes including trauma, infections, vascular problems, and toxins.

In brief: See below

Paraplegia refers to weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities.
Spastic refers to the tone of the muscle which is abnormally increased. Spastic paraplegia occurs when there is damage to either the spinal cord, brain or both. There are many causes including trauma, infections, vascular problems, and toxins.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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