Paraplegia, Paraplegic


Paralysis in the lower body, affecting both legs, often resulting from spinal cord injury.


Paralysis comes in various degrees and types. Typically, paraplegia affects movement or feeling in both legs and sometimes parts of the torso.

"Paraplegia is almost always the result of damage to the brain, spinal cord, or both," according to

Paralysis in all four limbs is called quadriplegia.