Jules Deplanck – Paralysis

What is paralysis?

Also known as Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia.

Paralysis is loss of muscle function/movement for one or more muscles. Paralysis can also affect your senses, such as when something falls on you, you will not feel anything. It is sensory motor (in the brain) that makes this happen. Sources say that an average of 1 on 50 people have paralysis.

What are the causes to paralysis?

Paralysis is most often cause my a strong hit on the nervous system. Other big are Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, botulism and spina bifida.

Benefits of Paralysis… (Having paralysis is not a benefit. But there is one good thing…)

•Not feeling any pain

When getting older with paralysis, even though you can’t excersise, it is very important to always maintain movement of your muscles.

What is your final opinion on this topic?

I think that hospitals should really come up with a way to “cure” paralysis, because imagine your world without feeling anything nor moving anything…

How has this change your thinking?

I feel very grateful for having a great condition because if I were to be paralized I would really want to run and do some sports. For example my grandfather was paralized all over his right side and that made me think twice of how grateful I am.

What did you learn about this issue?

I learnt that paralysis is something that occurs when you have an accident or nervous breakdown. I thought you were born with it…


One thought on “Jules Deplanck – Paralysis

  1. I like how in depth your report is. I did not know stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, botulism and spina bifida could cause paralysis. This article makes me think of the medical condition called SIPA. It’s like paralysis. You can’t feel any pain but you can still move around freely. It’s like having all the benefits of paralysis and being able to move too. I wonder if paralysis can cause any mental damage.

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