Because stroke survivors often have complex rehabilitation needs, progress and recovery are different. Brain injury resulting from a stroke can affect the senses, behavioral and thought patterns, speech, and memory. Temporary or long-term paralysis on one side of the body can also occur.
Rehabilitation helps to restore abilities and to regain lost capacity. Roane Medical Center is proud to partner and offer a local location for rehab with the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, focusing on the rehabilitation of stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, and orthopaedic patients.
How do Strokes affect normal brain function?
The brain is the most complex part of the human body. It interprets the senses, initiates movement and controls our behavior. The following infographic explains what each side of the brain does and what is affected when a stroke occurs: