Stroke recovery plateau

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Avatar f tn This is a insurance/HMo term, not a medical term. Stroke recovery is extremely slow but it does keep going. You need to ask your medical staff about neuroplasticity, recovery can continue for years. Sinbce they say he is not going to get better, ask for a specific reason they are saying this(they will not be able to provide it but keep pushing). Most doctors have no clue on which people can recover past the standard 6-12 month spontaneous recovery.
Avatar n tn After having a stroke (bleed ) in feb 2003 my recovery of movement has been slow. I have had variouse treatments that have kept my muscles all ok. I can walk with a stick but my toes curl and my foot drops to the left. My left upper arm has some movement. I can close but not open my hand I have always had feeling They just will not work. Q I recently started meditating and consentrating on the movement of my hand. Then I started with a swellin on my lip left side that droops a bit.
Avatar f tn I know each stroke is different and that each recovery is different. I was wondering if anyone had any stories or experiences of recoveries that were very slow, but eventually the person regained functions. We had a strange situation where when she was in ICU and her eyes were swollen shut and she had to be intubated for some time she was very responsive and quick with hand signals and could answer memory questions accurately, also.
Avatar f tn Hi -- My 89 year old mom had a massive ischemic stroke in December, affecting her right side. She is aphasic as well. She's in a nursing home now - after making some progress (able to follow simple directions like raise your arm or bend your elbow, copying her name, repeating 2 syllable words) she is now not plateau-ing, but getting worse (more confused, inability to write or play tictactoe,takes much longer to match playing cards).
Avatar n tn One would expect that the initial trauma produced what damage it would, and after a period of possible partial recovery, the recovery would reach a plateau. The encephalomalacia appears late, but the damage was already done and this just reflects a change of appearance of dead brain tissue rather than any new pathologic process.
171473 tn?1224513507 Stroke rehab is a LIFELONG process. There often is a plateau where recovery slows down but I have seen patients gain function with practice for years and years after the incident. It is very important to realize that just when patients are discharged from rehab the rehabilitation doesn't stop.
Avatar m tn I have hit a weight loss plateau, how do I get past this point without losing hope and motivation
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar m tn TKR on 11-13-09. Recovery is so much harder than imagined, even after being in PT 7 out of last 10 yrs for something. Flexion and extension coming along OK, but pain at tibial plateau where prosthesis meets bone is excruciating. Glueless procedure using Zimmer Trabecular Metal. After 4 wks, still in pain when weight bearing and still using walker. Transition to can hurts a lot. A LOT. Just started using Lidoderm patches at point of pain.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn My dad had a large stroke 2 weeks ago, and he has been in rehab for 1 week. The stroke is terrible enough to endure, he had the stroke 1 hour after his 2nd dialysis treatment. My mother is getting sick worrying about his progress, because the case worker told her if he does not make progress they will not keep him in rehab. My dad has medicare and supplemental insurance, is there a minimum or maximum time they will allow him to get rehab?
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).
Avatar m tn Hi callingallangels, My guess is that a TIA recovery period has some common characteristics akin to a major stroke recovery process. Two months ago, I suffered a TIA out of the blue. Three days in the hospital with all the necessary tests (MRI, CT-scan, catorids, etc.) showed no pre-existing conditions. But the aftermath of the TIA has been an up and down experience, largely dependent on whether I've had a good night of sleep.