What is Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is paralysis or inability to move all four limbs (arms and legs) as well as the patient’s torso. Quadriplegia also affects the person’s ability to feel his or her extremities.
What Causes Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is commonly caused by injury or trauma to the spinal cord as a result of a serious accident such a motor vehicle crash, a traumatic fall, or other type of traumatic injury. Quadriplegia can also be caused by other things as well, including stroke or other medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or Lou-Gehrig’s disease (ALS).