For many people who have suffered a stroke, the recovery process can be daunting and a life-long process. But today, there are more resources than ever to help stoke sufferers improve their quality of life and rehabilitate faster.
In the United States today, strokes account for a whopping one out of every 19 deaths. That means that every year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, killing one American on average every four minutes. Strokes are costly in dollars as well. Health care services, medications and missed work days due to stroke add up to approximately $36.5 billion dollars each year. And while those statistics sound pretty extreme, there is good news when it comes to strokes both in the areas of prevention and in recovery for patients who have had a stroke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 87% of strokes suffered are ischemic strokes or a stroke that results from blood flow to the brain that is blocked. There are many factors that play into the likelihood that a person may suffer a stroke from ethnicity and age to geographical location. However, common risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking are all at least partially impacted by lifestyle and can be managed, drastically reducing the risk of stroke.
Once someone has had a stroke, it is crucial to find the best information and care not only to rehabilitate but also to reduce the risk of another stroke. Stroke sufferers are 40% more likely to suffer another stroke within the first five years of the initial stroke making it imperative to get the facts and seek out the best treatment plan. Resources like the National Stroke Association are filled with information, facts and help for stroke patients and their loved ones.
While many treatment plans can be costly and dependent on drug therapies and other traditional methods that leave the patient struggling to regain good quality of life, Chiropractic care and more specifically, Chiropractic Neurology is an individualized course of treatment that centers on the patient’s specific needs. Just as no two patients are alike, neither are their medical needs. Chiropractic Neurology is science-based care that utilizes cutting-edge methods that are drug-free and non-invasive, through harnessing the power of the brain and its ability to heal leading to maximum recovery, improved quality of life and many times in a much faster time period than other traditional methods.
For more information about Chiropractic Neurology and to learn about how it can help you or a loved one who has suffered from a stroke, please contact us at the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center today.
For a complete list of stroke factors, resources and information about stroke advocacy, please click here to visit the National Stoke Association’s webpage.