Have you experienced a stroke in the Austin area?
Strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability here in the United States. According to Strokecenter.org, almost 800,000 people suffer from a stroke every year. A stroke occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the brain, often caused by a clot somewhere in the body or in the neck. Strokes are very serious situations and can result in severe neurological compromises and damages that may require long term rehab to try to restore function as best as possible.
Stroke Symptoms to watch for
The important thing to remember about a stroke is that early detection and treatment of a stroke is critical to making sure the person experiencing the stroke has the best chances of recovery and care. Remember the acronym “FAST”, which stands for the following:
F - Face Drooping
A - Arm Weakness
S - Speech Difficulty
T - Time to call 911
Other stroke symptoms may include sudden headaches for no reason, numbness or weakness of the arm, leg or face (usually on 1 side), speech confusion or inability to talk, motor function issues, trouble walking, dizziness, balance issues, trouble with vision and coordination problems.
Chiropractic Care for Strokev
Recovering from a stroke can be a long journey for the person to re-learn and re-train the nervous system and motor functions of the body. They can include physical therapy, exercise and motion training, coordination drills, range of motion therapy, speech training, constraint-induced therapy. Chiropractic care with a strategic plan for proper stroke recovery can help patients to get their range of motion back, and to help restore their health by making sure any subluxations or blockages get removed for maximum healing. Dr. Colm is also skilled in mobility exercises and has thorough training of body mechanics and biophysics to help stroke victims in regaining their abilities effectively, without overexertion.
If you’re in the Austin area and dealing with stroke recovery, or know someone who is, then give us a call and see how we can put together a personalized plan to maximum your path to recovery today.