The most common form of paralysis is actually not a specific condition, but rather a result of spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI can cause paralysis or weakness in any part of the body, depending on the location and severity of the injury. The most common cause of SCI is trauma, such as from a car accident, sports injury, or fall.
There are different types of paralysis that can result from SCI, including quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs and the trunk) and paraplegia (paralysis of the lower limbs and part of the trunk). The extent and severity of paralysis can vary widely depending on the individual case.