Stroke recovery research

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke recovery research


Avatar m tn If you want to understand you have to realize that there is NO decent information on stroke rehab except for what you research yourself. Ask any stroke doctor and see if you get anything other than ' I know nothing' or the vacuous comment 'Every stroke is different, every stroke recovery is different'. Ask your instructor how survivors are supposed to get better if all their doctors are doing is waiting for the spontaneous recovery of 6-12 months.
Avatar n tn I have done a lot of research since my father suffered a stroke last month. I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover.
Avatar n tn You ask about recovery, my opinion is that it's possible. my research is in the effects of sound waves on the human body. Also the attention you receive is vital for recovery. Being on the internet it's too difficult to explain in writing. But may i suggest that you obtain various types of music or chants, such as Native American, that is to your liking.
Avatar f tn Because it totally depends on the severity of the stroke and the spontaneous recovery in the 6-12 months. Based on that it is impossible to separate spontaneous recovery from the rehabilitation hospital. But you could ask them these 12 questions and the answers will tell you if they are good: 1. How many patients has he/she seen fully recovered and what did they do to recover? This is not the ADL recovery. 2. What has been done and still needs to be done to prevent another stroke? 3.
Avatar f tn You need to find different doctors. The ones you have are woefully out-of-date on current research. Ask them what was the latest stroke rehabilitation research article they read and does it apply to your mom. They should be talking to you about neuroplasticity, passive movement, mental imagery, thermal stimulation, mirror-box therapy. Ask why they haven't been doing music therapy.
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar f tn It has been a month now since I presented with stroke like symptoms but I was no diganosed with a stroke. Clear MRI and CT scans but those were done as soon as I got to the hospital. I am still having issues with dizziness and stuttering and twitching but was in the clear for 3 weeks until wed evening. I guess I kind of had a relapse I am doing better but still not feeling great, I have also had a major headache for over a week now.
1700686 tn?1307049594 This is just an excuse to not have to think about and research what works for stroke recovery. Good luck, you are basically on your own in trying to find out what works.
Avatar m tn The case by case recovery that medical staff use is just because no one has taken the time to research exactly what works to bring back different parts of the brain. Also ask what parts of the brain were in the penumbra of the stroke which is what usually recovers in the 6-12 month timeframe. For overall stroke recovery read Stronger After Stroke by Peter Levine and you will know more than your medical staff.
Avatar n tn Your doctor should be up-to-date on research but if not. I didn't have this problem but in my research I found this on thermal stimulation.[url][/url] researchers found that cycles of heat and cold significantly enhanced the sensory and motor function in the arms and hands of stroke survivors after a few weeks of therapy.
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 f tn edu/news/all-news/2015/12/stroke-recovery-in-mice-improved-by-ambien-study-shows.
Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?
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 n tn m afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice. After our searching, oral pellet and massage will improve the condition.
Avatar n tn I encourage you to continue this research. There are no easy answers for stroke recovery as every stroke and every brain is DIFFERENT. ...
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???
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