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Pain after stroke
Thnkful4hlth posted:
My sister suffered a stroke about 3 weeks ago. Her recovery has been slow, but steady. One of the biggest problems she is facing is pain when she sits upright in a chair. The pain is across her shoulders and throughout her torso. She is only comfortable when reclining in bed. Sitting in a chair for even a few hours is very uncomfortable.
I know that it can take up to a year to recover, but I wonder if this pain is normal and if there is anything we can do to lessen it. Thanks.
JeffDaddy responded:
After my stroke I was very sore for several weeks. It seems that in the midst of the stroke, my muscles were contracting pretty hard. Your sister's discomfort sounds like something you should mention to her doctor and press for treatment of some kind. Good luck.

P.S. - recovery can take more than a year - stick with her.

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