Richard D. Zorowitz MD


Stroke: Common Disabilities

Stroke is the most common cause of disability resulting from damage to the nervous system. A stroke may affect: Movement. You may not be able to use your arms or walk. This is usually because of weakness or paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis). Speech and language. You may not be able to speak, read, or…

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is stopped for a short time. It’s also called a mini-stroke because the symptoms are the same as a stroke but they don’t last long or cause lasting damage. A TIA is a warning that you may have a stroke in the future. Early treatment can help…