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National Stroke Association

August 2017


 One step at a Time Towards Pain Relief

Nadege had horrible pain in both of her shoulders after suffering multiple strokes. She tried everything from Botox and injections to pain killers and therapy. One day she received the StimRouter implant and now her pain has dropped perfectly—she’s even thinking about getting one for her other shoulder.

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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.

Raise awards

Nominate a Stroke Hero

The seventh annual RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Award nominations are now open. We have made it easier to nominate an individual or group who has worked hard to raise awareness for stroke. Here are the categories:

Most Creative: Honors an individual or group using creativity and originality to spread the word about stroke.

Most Impactful: Honors an individual or group awareness activity that demonstrates proven improved patient or community outcomes.

Outstanding Individual: Honors an individual making a commitment to raising stroke awareness on a local or national level.

Outstanding Group: Honors a group of people making a commitment to raising stroke awareness on a local or national level.

Outstanding Fundraising Effort: Honors an individual or group making a unique and impactful effort to raise stroke awareness and funds for the National Stroke Association.

Outstanding Stroke Survivor: Honors an individual who has survived a stroke and used their experience to educate, inspire, and bring awareness to stroke on a local or national level.

Outstanding Support Group: Honors a stroke support group for making an innovative impact on the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and others impacted by stroke.

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Understand Stroke

Living With PBA: A Webinar

Stroke survivors who experience pseudobulbar affect (PBA) have sudden outbursts of crying or laughing that can be completely unrelated to what’s going on. Platform Q Health and the National Stroke Association offer an on-demand video lecture and slide presentation to educate stroke survivors and caregivers about this neurologic condition.

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We Can Help

Returning to Work After Stroke

After a stroke, the road back to work can be challenging. Depending on the severity of the stroke, it might take weeks or months before returning to work is an option. Our website offers resources for those contemplating a return to work.

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Faces of Stroke

"I felt the most severe pain I can imagine’'

While on a camping trip with classmates in Utah, Flannery experienced a stroke. She was airlifted to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. She had to learn to walk, eat and use her left side again and says she is mostly back to normal.

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