What kind of doctor should we see for stroke recovery issues?
My husband is 60 years old. He had a stroke 6 years ago caused by a blood clot in the carotid artery. He recovered really well but for the last 2 or 3 years he has been getting a lot weaker on the left side which was affected by the stroke, What type of doctor. would be most helpful for him?
I would recommend you start by seeing a stroke doctor. Your husband should not have any worsening of his left side this far out from a stroke. It sounds like he needs to have a review of his case to make sure that there is no active problem making him worse.
Beyond that, seeing a Physiatrist (or Physical Medicine Doctor) is often very helpful for recovering lost function after a stroke. Given the amount of time that has passed since the stroke, it may not provide much benefit, but you never know until you try.
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