Stroke & TIA Treatment in NYC
Complete Neurological Care is your number one choice for comprehensive and caring neurological treatment in New York. Our NYC board-certified neurologists are experts in their field with decades of experience treating neurological concerns, including strokes and TIAs. Our goal is to relieve your pain quickly, safely, and effectively by utilizing our best diagnostic approaches and implementing our trusted treatment procedures.
Do You Suffer From Strokes or TIAs?
Strokes are a leading cause of death in the US, and they are the primary reason for adult disability. TIAs, or Transient Ischemic Attacks, often serve as an early warning sign for many patients. TIAs have nearly identical symptoms to a stroke, though they are temporary. The neurologists at Complete Neurological Care in NYC can help prevent a full stroke. They can also provide effective treatment following an attack, helping you regain mobility, cognitive function, and independence.
What Is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood flow to your brain is blocked. As a result, your brain cells will be deprived of oxygen, and they will die. You will then start to lose the faculties controlled by that part of the brain. Symptoms of a stroke could include:
- Weakness in your face or limbs, especially on one side of your body
- Blindness or blurred vision
- Slurred words, garbled speech, or problems understanding others
Your particular symptoms will depend on how much of your brain is affected and where the stroke is located. In many cases, you can regain some or all of your lost functionality.
What Is a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)?
If blood flow is blocked for a very short time, you may suffer a TIA. The symptoms of a TIA are similar to a stroke. Fortunately, these effects are temporary and will typically go away within 24 hours. Nonetheless, you should never ignore the symptoms of a TIA since they indicate that you are at a high risk for a full stroke.
Who Suffers Strokes and TIAs?
Strokes can affect patients of any age, although they are most likely to occur if you are over age 55. In addition, certain risk factors will raise the likelihood that you will suffer from these attacks. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are the two most significant considerations.
If you have suffered a TIA, or if you are at a high risk for stroke, our doctors can perform a carotid doppler or transcranial doppler test. These tests will use ultrasound waves to measure blood flow in your arteries and brain.
Treatment and Management
After a stroke, we will provide effective stroke treatment and care to help you recover and reduce your risk for another incident. We can refer you to a physical therapist, speech pathologist, or another rehabilitation specialist. We can also guide you in making healthier diet and exercise choices. If you are suffering spasms because of your stroke, BOTOX® injections will block extraneous nerve impulses and calm your muscles.
To prevent strokes and TIA, schedule your appointment today with Complete Neurological Care doctors. Located in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. We offer the skills and technology necessary to diagnose and treat common neurological concerns.