Can paralysed people feel touch?


It depends on the cause and extent of the paralysis.

In general, paralysis refers to a loss of muscle function, which can result from damage to the brain, spinal cord, or nerves that control muscle movement. If the paralysis affects the nerves that transmit sensory information from the skin to the brain, then a person may not be able to feel touch.

However, if the nerves responsible for sensation are still intact, then a person with paralysis may still be able to feel touch. For example, someone with paralysis caused by damage to the spinal cord at a certain level may not be able to move their limbs but can still feel touch on those limbs.

It’s important to note that the experience of touch can vary depending on the severity of the paralysis and the individual’s unique circumstances. If you or someone you know is experiencing paralysis and has concerns about their ability to feel touch, it’s best to consult a medical professional for guidance.

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