Hemiplegia is total paralysis of one-side of the body. Hemiplegia means vertical paralysis: one leg paralyzed, one arm, and one side of the face, amongst other regions. This is different from a horizontal paralysis pattern in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Types of hemiplegia include spastic hemiplegia, alternating hemiplegia, and migrainous hemiplegia.
The milder form is “hemiparesis” which means partial paralysis (or total paralysis) of one-side of the body (vertically). The causes of hemiplegia are almost identical to the causes of hemiparesis. Read more about: Hemiparesis
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- Paraplegia: Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs and much of the lower half of the body. The cause is usually an
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- Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia is paralysis of the legs, arms, and trunk. Quadriplegia usually results from a spinal injury to the neck vertebrae
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- Hemiparesis: Hemiparesis is one-sided paralysis of the body, including partial paralysis. Total paralysis of one side of the body is
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