What age is paralysis most common?


Paralysis can occur at any age, but the age at which it is most common depends on the underlying cause of the paralysis.

For example, in infants and young children, paralysis may be the result of congenital conditions such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida. In older adults, paralysis may be more likely to result from conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Overall, paralysis is more commonly seen in older adults, particularly those over the age of 65, due to the increased risk of stroke, degenerative diseases, and other age-related conditions. However, it’s important to note that paralysis can affect people of all ages, and the specific age at which it occurs depends on the underlying cause.

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