I often here the term muscle paralysis. This is kind of a redundant phrase
since all paralysis in the the muscles. Paralysis is a weakening or loss of the use of a
muscle, group of muscles or of all voluntary muscles. The majority of the time while the
paralysis is experienced in the muscles the cause in in the nerves that send the messages
to the muscle telling it what to do. This interruption in the signal can be caused by a
disease that effects the way the message is sent to the muscle. It can also be because of
damage to the nerves that service on area of the body. A third cause of muscle paralysis
is damage done in the brain by either disease, trauma or stroke.