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What increases my risk for paralysis?

Paralysis can happen to anyone, but if you are a man, you are more at risk for paralysis. This is because, generally, men more often engage in behavior that can result in injury to nerves that are responsible for muscle movement. In addition, age is a risk factor. Injuries that affect the spinal cord usually happen to people who are younger than 30.

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