Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and is the nations fifth-leading cause of death. Strokes occur when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. When your brain is under attack by a stroke, it is important to get the right treatment as quickly as possible to prevent brain cells from dying. Our team at CRMC is specially trained to handle emergency situations such as these.
CRMC’s inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy teams are trained to maximize outcomes for patients who have suffered a stroke.
Call 911 if you experience any of these “F.A.S.T.” Warning Signs
Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke
F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?
T = Time to call 911
Other stroke symptoms include numbness, confusion, trouble seeing, trouble walking, and severe headache.
We're dedicated to providing quality neurosurgical care to residents of Carrollton and the surrounding areas. With highly skilled neurologists and neurosurgeons on the medical staff, Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Carrollton is equipped to handle a variety of acute neurological cases, including:
Neuro-oncology - tumors of the brain and spine
Pinched nerves in the neck or back
Skull base tumors
Spine cord injuries
Stroke Care/cerebrovascular disorders
Any acute neurological symptoms or deficits
Because neurological diseases and conditions are complex, our services offer patients one-stop access to neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and a support team with expertise in diagnosing and managing epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, sleep disorders and many other conditions.