A PARAPLEGIC DOES NOT HAVE USE OF HIS OR HER LEGS AND FEET AND
SOME LOWER BODY MUSCLES.
A QUADRAPLEGIC DOES NOT HAVE USE OF HIS OR HER LEGS, FEET, ARMS
HANDS AND TRUNK MUSCLES
WHAT CAUSES PARAPLEGIA AND QUADRAPLEGIA?
Spinal cord injury resulting in Paraplegia or Quadraplegia is most often
caused by a severe accident.
Statistics show that the majority of Paraplegics and Quadraplegics sustain
their injury from road accidents. These along with diving and other
sporting accidents effect many young people for the rest of their lives.
Spinal injury, resulting in Paraplegia and Quadraplegia, can also occur
if the spinal cord is damaged through a disease which causes infection
or if there is a tumor on the spine.
Sinuses: The sinuses are hollow spaces found in the bones of the head and
face. Sinuses start developing right after you are born and keep growing
until you're about 20 years old. There are four pairs of sinuses, or
eight in all.
They are located on either side of the nose in your cheeks, behind and
between the eyes, in the forehead, and there's even a pair in the very
back of the nose. Sinuses are coated with the same kind of lining that's
found inside the nose, the nasal membrane.
This lining produces mucus.
The mucus traps dust and germs that are in the air we breathe. On the
surface of the cells of the sinus' membrane are microscopic hairs called
cilia. The cilia beat back and forth in waves to clear mucus from the
sinuses, into the nose, and then toward the back of the nose to be swallowed.
When we have a cold or a bad allergy attack, the membrane is irritated
and the nose produces even more mucus.