Results for: Paraplegia

Does paraplegia affect movement of legs?

Physical disabilities can be separated into 2 main categories - quadriplegic and paraplegic. Since "Quad" means 4, quadriplegia results in paralysis of both upper and lower li (MORE)
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What sports can people with paraplegia play?

Team sports are: Wheel Chair Basketball, some Track and Field games, Relay Races, and Rugby, also well known as Murderball. Solo Events: Shooting, Weight Lifting, and Archery (MORE)
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What is paraplegia at L2 level?

Being completely paralyzed from the lower lumbar area where your L2 vertebrae is located on your spine. In basic terms, it's pretty much being paralyzed from the waist down.
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What does the word paraplegia originate from?

The word paraplegia has Greek origins. It comes from a Greek word that translates to half striking. Paraplegia is generally caused by an injury to the spinal cord.