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Is recovery after a stroke possible?

The ability to intervene in the acute stroke and to try to restore blood supply to brain tissue increases the likelihood that stroke victims can be rescued and brain damage minimized.

In patients who have physical, mental, and emotional deficits because of the stroke, rehabilitation offers hope of increased function and return to the level of activity that they had prior to the stroke.

Again, the best treatment for stroke is prevention and minimizing risk factors for not only stroke but for heart attack and peripheral vascular disease (PAD).

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Comment from: Jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I had a bleed on the brain back in 1996 which affected my left side, I have lost some of the use in my left hand and arm, and have trouble walking. I had to learn to write right handed, as I was left handed. I have pain and burning in the arm hand and leg all the time. I have been prescribed gabapentin and tramadol for the pain; it helps put does not do away with it entirely.

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