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Stimulation treatment aids stroke rehabilitation

A study conducted on stroke victims found that by applying interchanging hot and cold stimulation to paralyzed upper limbs, patients developed an increased rate of recovery. Thermal stimulation is also used for treating dysphagia and recovering after orthopedic surgery and acts by stimulating larger areas of the brain that assists with remodelling required to return motor function to paralyzed muscles. Those volunteers in the thermal stimulation study group found that they had earlier return of function with better sensation and strength.

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About: Stimulation treatment aids stroke rehabilitation

Date: 3 November 2005

Source: HealthDay News

Author: Ed Edelson

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/11/03/hscout528922.html

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  • Research
  • Research and stroke
  • Research and stroke rehabilitation
  • Research and stroke recovery
  • Research and thermal stimulation
  • Research and heat
  • Research and cold
  • Research and stroke victims
  • Research and loss of function
  • Research and paralysis
  • Research and paralyzed limbs
  • Research and brain remodeling
  • Research and brain reorganization
  • Research and cold stimulation
  • Research and heat stimulation
  • Research and sensation
  • Research and strength

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