Self assessment wizard
Spinal Cord Injury
Whereabouts an injury occurs in the spinal cord affects the movement an individual has. There are two broad definitions of Spinal Cord Injury they are:
- Paraplegic which is a condition where the lower half of a person's body is paralyzed and cannot move. It is usually the result of spinal cord injury or a congenital condition such as spina bifida.
- Quadriplegic which is caused by damage to the spinal cord at a high level (e.g. cervical spine) or the brain. The injury causes the person to lose either total or partial use of the arms and legs.
These are broad terms and movement can vary from person to person – but for the purposes of the Wizard please choose from the following two options: