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Ive chosen to write my report on paraplegia Paraplegia is paralys of the legs and lower body and is caused by damage to the lower spinal cord Spinal cord injury resulting in Paraplegia or Quadriplegia is most often caused by a severe accident Statistics show that the majority of Paraplegics and Quadriplegic sustain their injury from road accidents and these along with diving and other sporting accidents affect many young people for the rest of their lives Spinal injury resulting in Paraplegia and Quadriplegia can also occur if the spinal cord is damaged through a disease which causes infection or if there is a tumor on the spine There are more than 1200 people living in Australia with a spinal cord injury In 2001 and 2002 there were 398 spinal cord injuries 91 of these resulted in neurlogical loss 60 of the injuries in 2001 and 2002 were from traumatic causes and of those 46 were caused by motor vehicle accidents 31 were caused by falls and 12 caused by sport 60 of injuries were incomplete The cervical segments had the highest frequency of injury particularly C4 to C6 Each vertibrae in your spine has a letternumber code to represent it The cervical neck area vertibrae are named from C1 to C7 the thoracc upper back vertibrae are named from T1 to T12 the lumbar middle back vertibrae are named from L1 to L5 and finally the sacral lower back vertibrae which are named from S1 to S5 The higher the injury in the spine the worse the result will be because everything below the injury will have functioning problems T-1 injuries are the first level with normal hand function They can perform all functions of a non-injured person with the exception of standing and walking although this is also possible for some T-1 patients As thoracic levels proceed caudally intercostal and abdominal musculature recovery is present and there is improved respiratory
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