Stroke Overview

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is restricted or blocked. Stroke symptoms can be life-altering. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist’s customized treatment plan reduces symptoms as much as possible.

Symptoms & Risk Factors

Stroke symptoms include:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Face, leg, or arm numbness or paralysis
  • Headaches
  • Speech difficulties
  • Vision problems

Stroke risk factors are:

  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Overweight or obese
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Tobacco use

Common Treatments:

A CONA neurovascular specialist prescribes medications and therapies to reduce symptoms as much as possible.

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