Causes of paralysis
There are many conditions that can lead to paralysis. Learn more about the causes of paralysis, including symptoms, research and resources.
ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease.
Defects of the circulatory system that are believed to arise during fetal development.
Brachial plexus injuries are caused by trauma to a network of nerves.
Brain injury can impact critical functions like thought, comprehension, and speech.
CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain.
An inherited disease that leads to damage to the nervous system.
Occurs when the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.
Progressive, hereditary disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
A bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of certain ticks.
MS is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
MD is characterized by the degeneration of skeletal muscles.
Progressive disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors on the nerves.
Polio is caused by a virus that attacks the nerves which control motor function.
A neural tube defect that causes incomplete closure in the spinal column.
Involves damage to the nerves within the bony protection of the spinal canal.
Neuromuscular disease that affects nerve cells and control voluntary muscles.
Tumors are abnormal tissue growth that can impair function.
Blood supply to the brain is blocked or a blood vessel in the brain bursts.