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Paraplegia Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Posted on Healthcare By DoctorUna - Published on 2021-12-06

 


Paraplegia is an impairment that affects the spinal cord and paralyzes the sensory function of the lower limbs. It occurs when the spinal cord and the nervous system are badly damaged, usually the result of an injury. 

In layman terms, paraplegia can be defined as a disorder that results in loss of movement in the lower body parts namely the trunk region, legs, and pelvic area. There are two primary categories in paraplegia; complete and incomplete. When the injury causes damage at a neurological level, it is called complete paraplegia. And when the injury hinders the free movement of lower body parts, it is known as incomplete paraplegia. 

Causes of Paraplegia 

  • Severe accidents 
  • Serious spinal cord injury
  • Motor neuron disorder
  • Cancer, tumor, or blood clots in the spinal cord region
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Spina bifida 
  • Prolonged or chronic illnesses

Symptoms of Paraplegia 

  • Loss of sensory touch-related feeling and movement 
  • Lack of control over bowel movements and bladder functions 
  • Acute pain in the legs, trunk, or pelvic region 
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Persistent coughing 
  • Loss of fertility 

All the symptoms could be delayed and there will be no sudden symptoms that are apparent.

Paraplegia Diagnosis & Treatment 

Paraplegia specialists in Dubai may diagnose the condition by performing certain tests such as CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs. Paraplegia treatment can give successful results in the early stages. Doctors can suggest traction and oral medicine for paraplegia injuries in the UAE. Surgical intervention may be required for severe damages. 

Doctors can also offer preventive treatments for secondary issues such as uncontrollable bowel and bladder movements, ulcers, blood clots, and respiratory infections. If the diagnostic results hint at complete paraplegia, there are many new modern technologies that can be availed for a quick partial or full recovery. 

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