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Quadriparesis is a condition characterized by weakness in all four limbs (both arms and both legs). It’s also referred to as Tetraparesis. The weakness may be temporary or permanent.
Quadriparesis is different from quadriplegia. In Quadriparesis, a person still has some ability to move and feel their limbs. In quadriplegia, a person has completely lost the ability to move their limbs.
Quadriparesis can be caused by:
If you have Quadriparesis, your treatment plan and outlook will depend on the underlying cause.
The symptoms of Quadriparesis different from person to person depending on which nerves are affected.
The main symptom of Quadriparesis is weakness in all four limbs. A person with Quadriparesis will have difficulty controlling the muscles in the affected body parts. They may be able to move one limb more than another.
Other symptoms may include:
Quadriparesis is typically considered a symptom of another condition. Other symptoms will depend on the underlying cause of your Quadriparesis.
Below are Common Cause for Quadriparesis :
Viruses and bacteria can attack nerve tissues or cause inflammation in the body that results in damage to the nerves.
Examples of infections that can cause Quadriparesis include:
Nerve damage can also occur as a result of a toxin or poison, or as a side effect to certain medications. Examples include:
Some people are born with a condition that affects their muscles and causes quadriparesis, such as:
Quadriparesis can also be a complication of another underlying medical condition, including:
Quadriparesis may occur after an injury or trauma damages the spinal cord. Such damage can occur from:
A doctor can diagnose Quadriparesis by reviewing your symptoms and performing a physical exam. Your doctor will need to find out what’s causing your Quadriparesis in order to know how to treat it properly.
You may be referred to a neuromuscular specialist for further testing. The specialist will review your medical and family health history and evaluate all of your symptoms. They may also conduct tests to assess your muscle or nerve function. These tests may include:
Your treatment plan for Quadriparesis depends on the underlying cause. For example, autoimmune or inflammatory conditions may be treated with Immunosuppressive drugs. An electrolyte imbalance can be treated with medications that reverse the imbalance.
Other treatments may include:
Your doctor may recommend a variety of mobility aids (like a wheelchair or scooter) or other assistive devices to help you manage your symptoms.
Dr. Vigil’s Advanced Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Rehabilitation is having complete Neuro Rehabilitation setup for Quadriparesis cases. Our complete Neuro Rehabilitation setup includes –
Our Neuro Rehabilitation exercises focused for strengthening weaker body muscle and organs. Please fill the form for treatment request or inquiry.
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