Part 1 of 7: Overview
What Is a Stroke?
A stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood flow to part of your brain is cut off by blood clots or broken blood vessels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes affect about 795,000 people in the United States each year. (CDC)
Strokes can cause significant impairment in language, cognition, and motor skills. Recovering from a stroke can be a lengthy process that requires patience, hard work, and commitment. In some cases, it can take years to recover.
Part 2 of 7: Starting Recovery
When Should I Start Recovery?
In most cases, recovery can begin after doctors have treated any life-threatening conditions and taken steps toward preventing further complications and another stroke. This means that rehabilitation may start during your initial hospital stay. Starting the recovery process as early as possible can increase your chances of regaining lost brain and body function.
Part 3 of 7: Facilities
What Places Offer Stroke Rehabilitation?
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