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How You Can Benefit From Visiting a Stroke Treatment Center
Strokes are a leading cause of death and serious disability in the United States. The good news is that many people who have had a stroke can significantly increase their chances of getting better with specialized care at a stroke treatment center. This article will review the advantages of choosing a stroke treatment center to help you regain independence after a stroke.
What is a stroke treatment center?
A stroke treatment center is a medical facility specializing in treating patients who have suffered from a stroke. The facility has an extensive team of doctors, neurosurgeons, nurses, and therapists who work together to provide quality care for each patient. A dedicated stroke unit with specialized equipment allows for efficient diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. In addition, the latest technology will help identify the cause and location of brain damage caused by a stroke, determine an effective course of action for recovery, and prevent the problem from reoccurring.
Reasons to visit a stroke treatment center
Access to multiple medical professionals
In addition to the neurosurgeon, physicians, nurses, and therapists available at a stroke treatment center, a variety of other specialists may be involved in one’s care. These include dieticians, social workers, and occupational therapists. The team approach allows these professionals to collaborate in developing an individualized treatment plan for each patient that focuses on their recovery goals and needs.
Restores mobility through various techniques
Mobility is the ability to move around and perform daily tasks without assistance. It is not just about being able to walk but also being able to do mundane things such as reach for a cup on a shelf or button a shirt. Stroke survivors often lose mobility in their arms, legs, and hands because of nerve damage caused during the stroke. They may also have trouble with balance or gait. To help rehabilitate one’s mobility and gait, we offer various concentrated physical exercises with our therapists and with assistive technology.
Strengthens communication and cognitive skills
Strokes can cause difficulty speaking clearly or understanding others’ speech. In addition, to language difficulties caused by strokes, there may also be issues remembering information or organizing thoughts properly. To help patients regain these skills, they will work with our occupational and speech therapists on concentrated exercises and therapies directed at their cognitive abilities.
Receive advanced treatments
Sometimes, the effects of a stroke require more than concentrated exercises, so our team of medical professionals may decide whether the patient can benefit from advanced treatment options. Advanced treatment options can include:
- Biological therapies
- Brain stimulation
- Electrical stimulation
- Wireless technology
When devising treatment plans, our team runs multiple tests to determine the extent of the stroke damage. Therefore, we may find combining advanced treatment options with concentrated physical and cognitive exercises and medications necessary. However, every patient is unique and should have a unique treatment plan.
Visit Brain and Spine Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Treatment Center
If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, the sooner you receive treatment, the better. Our stroke treatment center provides an environment where medical professionals work together to provide comprehensive care to stroke patients and help them regain their independence. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.
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