What is C1 & C2 Quadriplegia? An injury to this region of the spine typically results in complete paralysis of the arms and legs, with limited neck movement. A patient with this type of injury will have a compromised sympathetic nervous system and require complete care with everyday tasks, including eating and domestic care of the household. Learn More
Typical Abilities of persons with C1 & C2 Quadriplegia: C1: can speak, but possibly at a weaker/lower volume than before the injury. C2: can also speak along with being able to turn their head 1-2" either direction, if the fusion surgery heals correctly.
Typical Disabilities may include: Complete paralysis of arms and legs, muscle atrophy, limited head/neck movement, issues with continence control, trouble breathing without apparatus, and ability to speak may become impaired.