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Stroke Rehabilitation Treatment
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Stroke

Stroke is a brain injury caused by decreased blood flow. LORETA neurofeedback is an effective adjunct to other stroke rehabilitation treatments. Along with vagus nerve stimulation, LORETA can help you recover from the cognitive, muscular, and behavioural consequences of stroke.

 

Cause:

Stroke is caused by blood flow to the brain being blocked by a clot going to the brain or a leakage or clot forming in the brain. Diseases like diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or obesity increase the chance of a stroke. Diseases of the heart can also cause clots that can travel to the brain.

Treatment:

LORETA neurofeedback can, in some cases, increase function and decrease the complications of a stroke. Neurofeedback or vagus nerve stimulation/transcranial electrical or magnetic stimulation can help improve function, especially when combined with physiotherapy or occupational therapy that focuses on the areas of the brain being treated.

Specifics:

A stroke can cause physical, mental, and emotional complications such as weakness, trouble walking, speech and language difficulties, and trouble with memory. Whether the symptoms of your stroke last only minutes or persist for days or weeks, you must be assessed for treatments to prevent further episodes. Stroke rehabilitation programs are available in British Columbia to help you recover and continue to live as independently as possible.

Preparation:

Please read the section on “how to prepare for your session”. Your hair must be clean and dry. You must remove everything you can from your head and neck and preferably clothes and other parts of your body.

 

Dr. Birmingham provides Stroke Rehabilitation at his Vancouver, BC clinic

For more information or to make an appointment

C. Laird Birmingham MD
MHSc FRCPC FACP ABIM FAED
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Epidemiologist & Biostatistician
Professor of Psychiatry UBC
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