Quadriplegia / Paraplegia

Quadriplegia otherwise referred to as Tetraplegia is identified as either partial or complete paralysis of both the upper and lower body, disabling movement from the shoulders down caused by neck injury.  Comparatively, Paraplegia is either the partial or complete paralysis of the lower body caused by a back injury. This can include paralysis of the midsection and legs.  Individuals can experience dysfunction of the bowel and bladder, breathing difficulty, reduced control over regulating blood pressure and body temperature, chronic pain and limited mobility. Loved ones of the individual must also consider the requirements to ensure hygiene and assistance products with the risk of bedsores and pressure sores in cases of Quadriplegia. 

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