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Paraplegia and Tetraplegia (also called Quadriplegia) are two severe forms of paralysis that can result from a Spinal Cord Injury. Paraplegia consists of paralysis from the waist down (loss of sensation and movement in the legs), which is usually caused by an injury to the lower back. Tetraplegia is paralysis from the neck down (including arms, legs and the torso), which results from an injury to the neck.