Stroke Treatment For Severe Arm Impairment Could Be On The Way; Involves Magnetic …

Stroke survivors face a unique collection of challenges after the event. One of the most recognizable and common effects of a stroke is hemiparesis, or a weakness in one side of the body. Affecting about 8 out of 10 stroke victims, hemiparesis can cause survivors trouble while performing simple tasks such as eating and dressing. While health professionals and researchers have been searching for ways to aid stroke survivors with their movement, often their focus is on the mildly impaired, leaving few options for improvement in the most severely disabled patients. A new, 30-patient study coming out of Washington has provided a glimmer of hope for those suffering from severe post-stroke disability, showing that the stimulation of a specific area of the brain can affect arm movements. “Little research has…


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