Paraplegia: Overview

Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs and much of the lower half of the body. The cause is usually an injury, accident, or disease of the spinal cord. Depending on the exact location of the spinal injury, there may be problems with bladder control, bowel control, and sexual function. Compare also quadriplegia (full paralysis) and hemiplegia.

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