Quadriplegia is a spinal cord disorder or injury that causes paralysis of the torso and four limbs. It could lead to a partial or total paralysis condition. There are different kinds of spinal cord injuries with varying degrees of severity. An injury wherein the patient has no sensation and experiences a complete loss of motor function can be critical.
Spinal cord-related injuries are very complex and an accurate prognosis cannot be provided within a short time. Doctors have to study the alternative levels of sensitivity, mobility, and impairment to offer curative treatment to aid faster recovery. Sometimes, even small improvements may be achieved only after many months or years.
If the injury is closer to the spinal cord region, it can cause more harm and acute paralysis. Some of the noticeable symptoms are as follows:
- Limb deterioration
- Poor digestion
- Uncontrolled bladder and bowel movement
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of movement
- A drastic change in sensitivity
Diagnosis may involve physical examination, evaluation of a patient's medical history, and carrying out specific tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans.
Traffic accidents affecting the spinal cord, cervical spine, or brain is one of the leading causes of quadriplegia. Other less common causes include spinal diseases, brain tumors, complications during childbirth, multiple sclerosis disorder, and Guillain barre syndrome.
Quadriplegia treatment depends on the nature of the injury and diagnosis report. Treatment measures can include respiratory care, paralysis treatment injection, skin management, exercises for better movement, quadriplegia physiotherapy treatment in Dubai, occupational therapy, control programs for bowel and bladder activities.
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