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Tetraplegia

Tetraplegia is a medical condition in which the lower extremities, upper extremities, and almost the entire trunk/torso get paralyzed. It is a type of type of cerebral palsy and often accompanied by severe symptoms indicating nerve damage, which interfere with normal muscle movement and is more severe than other types of cerebral palsy.

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The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost.


Symptoms
• Bowel and bladder incontinence
• Sexual dysfunction
• Impaired digestion
• Difficulty breathing
• Patient experiences numbness and decreased sensation
• Patient may also experience burning neuropathic pain


Treatment
• Medications
• Surgery
• Regular Rehabilatation
• Electrical Stimulation
• Proper Nutrition
• Personal Hygiene
• Use of braces according to their injuries
• Physical therapy

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