Stroke recovery treatment

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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 The entire left side of his body became paralyzed. After stroke rehabiliation, and lots of after treatment, he has made some progress. He is still unable to move the entire left arm and fingers, and his left leg. His personality has changed, although he appears to have recovered about 90% of his previous cognitive ability. Depression after the stroke has been severe. Does anyone know of treatment that might help my son reecover the use of the paralyzed limbs? He is only 31 yrs.
Avatar m tn Should Botox treatment Helpful for Stroke patient? my mother surviving from Stroke (Left side is not working Properly) doctor suggest we should move for Botox treatment.Please anybody share there experience on this treatment.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your question. I can understand your worrying concern 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 He was unconsoius when brought to the hospital. The doctors said that he suffered from stroke since he has a HIGH BLOOD. Diagnosis was hemorrhagic stroke and said it was fatal. MAy i know if he has the chance to recover considering the period of his coma. I sthere achance to recover if the the doctor says his brain is dead already. How come yesterday he responded to any pain when pinch. is this a good sign?
Avatar n tn Acupuncture treatment, used in its aftermath and recovery period can also be used in the acute phase. In recent years a large number of shows, stroke acupuncture treatment time is very important, no matter what type of stroke should seek early treatment. In addition, some recent acupuncture workers started to attach importance to the cause of stroke and certain mental obstacles to the treatment of mental disorders.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
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 m tn How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/survivors.htm http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030313 http://www.strokesurvivor.com/stroke_survivors_stories_books.html I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn My father, he is 74 years old, suffered a stroke 3 months ago after recuperating from heart surgery/procedure. He has lost the ability to move his left arm and leg. He was released from the hospital to a rehabilitation center were he spent 2 months. He showed very slow recovery during that time and his insurance had him come home. He has been home for about 1 month and has been happy here. Although his recovery is still slow according to the therapists that have been seeing him.
Avatar m tn I work in a neuro ICU as a nurse, and from my experience, recovery from stroke can be a very long and gradual process. Your sister is withdrawing from pain, which is a good sign. The extent of her disability will depend on the location and extent of brain tissue damage. And honestly, it'll be hard to guage her disabilities now. First you'll have to get her through the critical phase. I'm sure the doctors are working on this. Be patient, and take it one day at a time.
Avatar n tn your husband being more cautious and careful after his stroke...that kind of evaluation and treatment should be done by a psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn I am writing this email to seek advice about stroke treatment. My father in law got a stroke on 1st may 2007, it was an intracerebral hemorrhage and based on the right basal ganglia, his left side was diagnosed as paralyzed but he has made quite abit of recovery since then he has drastically improved, his recovery has been fast and however his left arm is not functioning, he does have a medical check up regularly.
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 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 n tn Please consult a neurologist to discuss the present treatment given to her. I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your father, this is devastating for any family. It sounds like your father had a moderate size stroke which affected his language as well as some control of his right side. It has been a long time since his stroke and he has not been in great shape this whole type - fighting infections, etc. So he didn't really get a chance to recover to his full potential. Having said that, this type of stroke often results in significant disability.
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 The residual effects of a stroke depend upon the immediacy and effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation, according to the Brain Foundation. Full recovery may be limited by the type and severity of impairment, the location of the stroke and the amount of damage to the surrounding brain tissue. Although a return to normal activities is always encouraged, limitations may prevent complete recovery, and care must be taken to pace rehabilitation protocols with the abilities of the patient.
Avatar n tn 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. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
478387 tn?1210762308 I suffered a stroke after dissecting my carotid. My carotid was not operated on and closed 100%. My doc says it is safer for me to leave it alone. A partially opened artery is a great risk for strokes. You want 100% open or 100% closed. He explained to me that the other arteries in the brain can supply the brain with enough blood. I think the operation risk outweighs the gain. I know that it can be a little hard to accept. Hope this helps.