Causes Paralysis And Weakness On The Sides Of The Body?

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hello, permission to ask if patients with stroke usually experience paralysis on one side, well if you experience paralysis / weakness in the extremities of the lower right and left, how about that? permission to give an explanation, thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Intan


Thank you for the question.

Paralysis or weakness in the lower limbs in the medical realm is called paraparesis or paraplegia. This condition most often indicates disruption of the spine, for example due to injury, arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, tumors, infections, congenital abnormalities, autoimmune disorders, to degenerative disorders. As is known, in the middle of the vertebrae crosswise the spinal cord, and from it comes a lot of nerve fibers that regulate various bodily functions. The motor and sensory functions of the lower limbs are regulated by the spinal cord, primarily the lumbar segment. Therefore, disruption of the spine at this level or above can make the lower limb become weak, paralyzed, painful, tingling, numb, and also disturbed function.


Not only spinal disorders, paralysis or weakness of the lower limbs can also arise due to other causes, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, viral or bacterial infections, psychological disorders, and so on.


Depending on the cause, paralysis or weakness in the lower limbs may require different treatment. Often, this treatment is done in combination, which involves the administration of several types of drugs, physiotherapy, surgery, and so on. Further discuss your question with your nearest doctor or neurologist.


I hope this helps.

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