Every person’s stroke recovery is different. Depending on your condition, your treatment team may include:
- Neurologist (Doctor trained in brain conditions)
- Physiatrist (Rehabilitation doctor)
- Rehabilitation nurse
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Recreational therapist
- Speech pathologist
- Social worker or case manager
- Psychologist or psychiatrist
In the United States, 795,000 people have a stroke every year, with someone having a stroke every 40 minutes. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States.
One in four strokes take place in individuals who’ve previously had a stroke. If you have already survived a stroke, make sure to visit a neurologist regularly. Stroke doctors provide care throughout a crisis, hospital stay, and beyond, helping patients manage any lasting effects and hopefully reversing stroke risk factors.