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March 2017

Joe, survivor

Chronic Pain Relief, A Journey

Many chronic pain patients feel as if they exhausted all their treatment options and will be stuck living in pain forever. Joe was one of these chronic pain patients. For 14 years Joe suffered from post-stroke chronic shoulder pain and he tried everything from slings to prescription pain medicine to rehabilitation and nothing seemed to work.

With the help of a minimally-invasive neuromodulation device called StimRouter, Joe and many more chronic pain patients now have another option to help treat their chronic pain.

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National Stroke Association provides educational information about treatments for post-stroke issues through real-life stories. Promotion of these stories does not imply endorsement of any product or service and it is recommended that patients ask a healthcare professional before using any product, medicine, or therapy.

Nicki, survivor

Nicki’s Comeback Journey

Nicki Buckmon ran three miles a day, enjoyed working out, maintained a healthy diet and at 45 was the picture of health.

But in July 2015 and again in June 2016 she experienced strokes.

“I’m recovering well but it will be awhile before I am back to being the runner and workout queen I once was,” said Buckmon who had to give up her career as a hair stylist in Bowie, Md.

Buckmon has set her sights on walking with the National Stroke Association when it hosts its Comeback Trail 5K walk and fun run at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Plaza in Washington D.C. on April 22. She’s even formed a team, Comeback Stride with Nicki.

“It means so much to me to have people supporting me,” said Buckmon. “People don’t realize what you go through and how it changes your life when you have a stroke. We just have to get out in the community and advocate for stroke”.

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Weighing Your Options – Anticoagulation Therapy

Watch our short video to learn more about the benefits and risks of anticoagulants, a common medication for those diagnosed with AFib. It’ll help you have a good conversation with your healthcare provider during your next visit.

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Go on a Mobility Mission

Mobility Mission is an entertaining online game that addresses post-stroke mobility challenges. Our game will help you gain a better understanding of spasticity, paralysis, and foot drop while offering treatment options to discuss with your healthcare provider.

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Faces of Stroke
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'A Sharp Pain Pierced My Temple’'

The attending physician at the hospital where Tsitsi was taken following her stroke told her that at age 45, people don’t necessarily think they are having a stroke. She was shocked that it happened to her.

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