Spastic Quadriplegic (SQ) is a term used to describe people who have damage to their brain stem and spinal cord which causes them to have uncontrollable muscle contractions. This type of paralysis affects the muscles around the body and can cause problems with breathing, eating, bladder control, bowel function, speech, vision, hearing, walking, and sexual function. People with SQ usually have difficulty moving from one position to another, and they often require assistance when getting out of bed, dressing, bathing, and going to the toilet. They cannot move their arms or legs voluntarily, and they cannot feel pain.
It is a group of disorders characterized by muscle stiffness, abnormal movements, and loss of motor control. This is the most common type of cerebral palsy is spastic quadriplegia. This condition affects the muscles around the body and causes them to contract involuntarily.
The symptoms of this disease include:
- Muscle stiffness
- Abnormal movements
- Loss of motor control
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty speaking