Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, he or she will perform a physical and neurological examination, before ordering an MRI or CT scan to discover the cause of aphasia.
It will also check your spoken and written language skills through simple and brief tests that can be of great help for diagnosis.
The treatment to follow focuses on language therapy to try to recover the damaged ability.
There is full recovery when brain damage is not serious, but when it is, it will only be partial, leaving a disability that affects the patient’s daily life and self-esteem.
Sometimes, language therapy is combined with medications that promote blood circulation in the brain and others that provide neurotransmitters to the damaged brain.
Today, alternative magnetic or electrical brain stimulation treatments are beginning to be used to treat aphasia, the purpose of which is to stimulate the affected neurons so that they perform their function properly.
So far they have shown good results, being hope for treating aphasia with the advantage that they are not invasive procedures and do not cause side effects.
At the Neurological Center, a select group of highly trained and certified doctors in the various neurological specialties are ready to assist you with the quality and warmth that characterizes us.
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