Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of body. It is most often caused by damage in nervous system, especially in spinal cord. It can affect any part of body at any time means loss the ability to move some or all part of the body. It can be permanent or temporary. It can occur in just one area or widespread.
There are different types of Paralysis:
Location : It affects on one part of body, such as face or hand. It is a group of conditions that affects multiple body parts including:
Monoplegia :affects on only one arm or leg.
Hemiplegia : affects on one arm and one leg on same side of your body.
Paraplegia : affects on both side of your leg.
Quadriplegia or tetraplegia : which affects on both arms & legs.
Severity : If paralysis is at partial stage then some control over muscles in affected body parts and if paralysis is at final stage then no control over muscles in affected areas.
Duration : If paralysis is at temporary stage then it affects on face. Stroke can also temporarily paralyze one side of body. Regain some or all feeling and coordination with proper time and treatment.
Some people are in born paralyzed or paralysis due to accident or medical condition. There are some other causes for paralysis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Posr Polio Syndrome
- Trsumatic Brain Injury
- Birth Defects