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What are the Symptoms of a Stroke?

By April 11, 2022January 2nd, 2024No Comments
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Over 9 million people have survived a stroke globally with about 45% of them being functionally dependent on others one-year post-stroke. Knowing the symptoms of a stroke can be life or death for some. Listed below are the most common symptoms of a stroke:

  • Numbness or weakness in the arms, legs, and face (typically occurring on one side of the body and face).
  • Difficulties speaking or producing words. Words can come out sounding like gibberish and not make any sense.
  • Visual disturbances, typically in one eye.
  • A sudden loss of balance or trouble walking.
  • Acute headache without any cause.

A quick way to recognize if someone is having a stroke is through the acronym FAST:

  • F – Face: is one side of the person’s face drooping?
  • A – Arms: is the person able to raise both arms or is there weakness?
  • S – Speech: Is their speech slurred or incoherent?
  • T – Time: Call 9-1-1 if you suspect someone is suffering from a stroke. Time is of the essence when it comes to treating stroke.
San Diego Chiropractic Neurology

We are a chiropractic neurology clinic that specializes in functional neurology, brain trauma, and spine trauma. Some other common conditions we work with are concussions and TBI, ADHD, POTS and dysatuonomia, headaches and migraines, as well as dizziness and disequilibrium syndromes.

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