A stroke occurs either when a blood vessel in the brain is clogged (clot) or bursts (hemorrhage), resulting in poor blood flow to the brain, tissue damage, death of brain cells, and hibernation of others. Early strokes are identified by the acronym "BE FAST:" balance, eyes, face drooping, speech difficulties, time to call 911. Depending on the location of the stroke, the long term effects can be close to endless. The more common symptoms include inability to move or feel parts or one side of the body, problems speaking or understanding speech, vertigo, balance issues, visual impairment. Onset of signs and symptoms occurs within minutes, and may be permanent without intervention. Remember to BE FAST!
How We Treat Stroke
The path to success with a stroke begins with life-saving care at a hospital. However, being alive, doesn't mean you are living life. The road to recovery begins when you are discharged from the hospital, and it is built on restoring as much injured brain function as possible. We do that by recruiting other healthy areas of the brain to work more effectively. Depending on the severity and location of the stroke, patients have a wide range of goals that we help them achieve. Get in touch with us and we can explain how we can help you regain your quality of life.