Tetraplegia is caused by damage either to the brain or to the spinal cord at the level of the cervical vertebrae. People with an injury at the C1 vertebra may lose functions from the neck down. They may need a machine to breathe for them. People with injuries at the C7 vertebra may still be able to use their arms and hands.
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- "Quadriplegia". Apparelyzed. Retrieved Jan 31, 2015.
- "Quadriplegia". The Spinal Injury Network. Retrieved Jan 31, 2015.