Conditions

QUADRIPLEGIA

It is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. the loss is usually sensory and motor which means that both sensation and control are lost Causes: • Trauma or injury to the neck such as being involved in a car accident resulting in broken neck • Tumor in the spinal cord • Certain diseases like polio,spina bifida • Other medical conditions in spinal cord may also result in Quadriplegia Science and symptoms: • Bowel and Bladder incontinence • Sexual dysfunction • Impaired digestion • Difficulty in breathing • Numbness and decreased sensation • Burning neuropathic pain Diagnosis: by doctor’s Examination Treatment: Treatment is directed addressing the patient’s loss of functioning and sensation in the paralysed regions of the body • If the cause is swelling of the spinal cord steroids are given • If the cause is an injury then emergent treatment is given to prevent further damage • In case of fracture surgery helps • Functional electrical stimulation helps in providing partial movement to the paralysed muscles • Patients may also need to wear body braces as their vertebrae need to be stabilised • Physical therapy is extremely important to keep muscles strong and active

QUADRIPLEGIA