What is the outlook for people with paralysis?
The evolution of paralysis depends on the cause, but in most cases the paralysis cannot be fully reversed. Paralysis, especially sudden paralysis, leads to many emotions.
For this reason, depression is common in people with paralysis. Help is available to cope with this difficult life transition. Having paralysis often requires making major changes to your way of life. People with some types of paralysis, such as monoplegia, hemiplegia, and paraplegia, can usually lead independent and active lives with the help of mobility aids and supportive and adaptive devices. While people with quadriplegia need lifelong care and support from others, they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.
It is important for people with paralysis to keep a healthy lifestyle. This includes remaining as physically active as possible, and exercising on a regular basis. Exercises can be adapted to take into account the limitations related to paralysis.