According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 25 percent of strokes occur in people between the ages of 45 and 65. So, returning to work is a big concern for this group during their rehabilitation. A vocational therapist can work with you and your caregivers to advise you of your right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and coping with your return to work.
Sean T. McGrath, MD
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
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Youngstown, OH 44514
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What should I do if I had a stroke but plan to return to work?
What should someone with degenerative disc disease avoid doing?
People with DDD should listen to their bodies and avoid the activities that aggravate it. If it hurts, avoid doing it. High-impact activities or activities that require forward flexion may overload the discs and may cause more pain.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How quickly will I recover from my stroke if I am in stroke rehabilitation?
Natalia Rost, MD, Neurology, answeredWhen you start rehabilitation, you will probably notice significant progress on a daily basis. By the time a few weeks have passed, you may have advanced from being unable to sit up to being able to walk independently and take care of yourself. The amount of progress you see and how quickly it occurs depend on the severity of your stroke and the part of the brain affected. If your main problem is moderate muscle weakness, chances are that your recovery will progress more quickly than if you have more severe problems -- for example, language deficits that make it hard for you to understand when therapists and other people talk to you.
Stroke rehabilitation is hard work. Even spending many hours each day for several weeks on repetitive exercises may not produce a full recovery. Most people who need a rehabilitation program are left with some lingering weakness or disability. But for many people, significant recovery is possible. If you start rehabilitation unable to walk because of muscle weakness and severe balance problems, there's a good chance that you will gradually be able to walk on your own at least some of the time, use a wheelchair for the rest of the time, and be self-sufficient enough to wash yourself without assistance.
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