How long does paralysis last?


The duration of paralysis can vary widely depending on the cause, severity, and location of the injury or illness that led to paralysis.

Temporary paralysis, such as that caused by a pinched nerve or muscle strain, may only last a few hours or days, while more severe forms of paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries or strokes may last for months or even be permanent.

In general, the likelihood of recovery from paralysis is higher with less severe injuries or illnesses, younger age, and timely and appropriate medical treatment and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can help individuals regain some function and mobility, and may continue for an extended period of time, even after the initial onset of paralysis.

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