Quadriplegia – or tetraplegia, as it is sometimes known – is a type of paralysis that occurs as a result of illness or an injury to a specific area of the body. This condition causes the partial or total loss of the limb’s use. Most cases of quadriplegia result in the loss of control over the limb as well as the loss of sensation. Quadriplegia is commonly caused by an injury to the spinal cord or to the brain.
Marijuana may be able to help quadriplegia patients deal with the pain and discomfort associated with the condition. For cases wherein the paralysis is permanent, marijuana may help improve the patient’s quality of life considerably.