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The main symptom of paralysis is not being able to move parts or all of your body. This can include the face or body feeling weak, numb or painful.

Paralysis can be caused by many conditions such as a stroke, back or head injury, bells palsy or multiple sclerosis.

Treatment for paralysis depends on what is causing it. Things that can help include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and medicines.

Paralysis is when you are not able to move some or all your body. It can be temporary or permanent depending on what causes it.

Page last reviewed: 16/07/2023
Next review due: 16/07/2026