Stroke Specialist

The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA

Neurologists located in Frisco, TX & Southlake, TX

More than half of stroke survivors over age 65 suffer from reduced mobility, making this condition a leading cause of long-term disability. The friendly and professional team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, help stroke survivors improve their movement and quality of life. If you or a loved one lives with mobility restrictions from a stroke, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Stroke Q & A

What is a stroke?

A stroke is a serious condition that involves a problem with the blood supply to your brain. Blood carries oxygen and vital nutrients to your brain. When there’s not enough blood, brain cells begin to die within minutes.

There are different types of strokes. About 80% of all strokes are ischemic, which involve reduced blood flow to the brain from a clot or other blockage. Hemorrhagic stroke is another type that occurs when a blood vessel bursts in your brain.

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment, so it’s helpful to know how to identify one. Common signs and symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty walking
  • Blurred or blackened vision
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Paralysis or numbness in the face, arm, or leg

Seek emergency medical care right away if you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke. Don’t wait to see if the symptoms go away. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the potential for brain damage.

What are complications of a stroke?

Complications of a stroke can be temporary or permanent depending on how long the brain was deprived of blood. Possible complications of a stroke include:

  • Paralysis
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Memory loss or cognitive difficulties
  • Changes in emotions or behavior

Pain and tingling sensations in parts of your body is another potential complication of stroke. If you suffer from complications related to a stroke, the skilled team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology works with you to improve your quality of life.

What should I expect from stroke recovery and rehabilitation?

After a stroke, the team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology focuses on helping you restore as much movement and function as possible. They carefully evaluate your particular condition and lifestyle to develop a personalized rehabilitation program.

Every patient’s stroke recovery is unique. The team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology tailors your program to improve your specific symptoms and areas of concern.  

For more information on stroke recovery and rehabilitation, call The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology or book an appointment online.