What are paraplegia and quadriplegia?

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Paraplegia is the loss of sensation and movement in the legs and in parts of the trunk usually resulting from an injury to the nerves below the neck. Quadriplegia (also called tetraplegia) is the paralysis of all four limbs (from the neck down) resulting from an injury to the spinal cord on the neck.

The spinal cord injury also impairs bodily functions such as bladder, bowel, sexual function.

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