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Paraplegia and tetraplegia are a form of paralysis due to neural injury or disease. Learn more about the causes and treatment of paraplegia!
Paraplegia and Tetraplegia – Basic Information about Paraplegia
Paralysis is based on neural injuries or disease, either in the brain (e.g. due to a stroke) or due to a spinal cord injury. The causes of spinal cord injuries vary. One of the most common is a fall – for example, from a ladder, a horse or when skiing. In combination with an unfortunate collision angle or an obstacle, this can result in a mechanical spinal cord injury, which has serious consequences – including permanent paralysis of parts of the body.
The Difference betweenParaplegia and Tetraplegia
The central difference between paraplegia and quadriplegia consists of the body parts that are affected by the paralysis:
- Paraplegia:Torso and legs below the hips or waist
- Tetraplegia:Upper body and arms in addition to the torso and legs
Whether a spinal cord injury leads to paraplegia or tetraplegia depends on the site of the injury, among other things. If the injury is located in the neck area, this leads to tetraplegia; an injury to the lower back leads to paraplegia.
Both paraplegia and tetraplegia results in massive changes for both those affected and their environment. Depending on the extent of the injury, certain areas of the body are completely or largely paralyzed. This not only means that those affected cannot move their legs and possibly their arms. They also have no control over their bladder and bowel.
In addition, a number of further damages are possible, among others:
- Death of skin areas, muscles and bones
- Circulatory disorders with consequences as severe as sudden cardiac arrest
The paraplegia diagnosis is devastating news for those affected. In this day and age, it does not necessarily mean that patients have to remain in a wheelchair for their entire lives, however.
NewTreatment Options withGIGER MD® Therapy
GIGER MD® therapy is an effective way to meet all of the para- or tetraplegia complications listed above. With the help of this therapy, the sensorimotor skills of those affected can be significantly improved and consequential damages can thus be prevented.
This also means that some paralyzed patients acquire the ability to walk again or this ability improves significantly. Even in severe cases, GIGER MD® therapy provides grounds for new hope. Its effectiveness has been proven in numerous medical studies.