When nerve signals to muscles are disrupted, you may have paralysis, or the inability to produce voluntary motions. Strokes, spinal cord injuries, and nerve illnesses like multiple sclerosis are all common causes of paralysis. Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes facial paralysis for a short period of time. Quadriplegia affects all limbs, whereas paraplegia affects two legs. Paralysis affects about one in every 50 Americans, or 5.4 million people. Some persons are paralyzed for a short period of time before regaining partial or complete movement. Bell’s palsy, for example, temporarily paralyzes facial muscles. Palsy refers to paralysis that is accompanied by tremors. You will never regain muscle control if you are paralyzed permanently. It is impossible to reverse the situation.
Paralysis is caused by a malfunction with the nerve system. The nervous system is the command and communication system of your body. The brain sends signals throughout your body instructing it what to do. If the nervous system is damaged, messages cannot reach the muscles.
Some people are born with congenital abnormalities that cause paralysis, such as spina bifida. Muscle and nerve function are frequently harmed as a result of a traumatic injury or medical condition.