Each year more than 250,000 people are afflicted with some kind of spinal cord injury. Injuries to the Spinal cord are the most critical in nature as they can lead to complete or partial paralysis. Most of the spinal injuries are not curable and the victim has to live with the injuries for life. Around 50% of the spinal injuries are Quadriplegic Injuries.
So what is the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia if both are caused by injury to the spinal cord? In Quadriplegia both the upper half and lower half of the body can be paralyzed. Quadriplegia differs from paraplegia depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord injury. It is determined by the number of limbs affected due to the injury.