Is there a “silver bullet” for stroke recovery?

Is there a “silver bullet” for stroke recovery?   The short answer is a resounding, NO!  I cannot believe how many “scams” are out there!  Everyone wants to make a quick buck but nobody is willing to put their money where their mouth is and perform the studies necessary to back up their claims.  When you make the emphatic claim that your therapy, drug, medical procedure, product, etc will cure or reverse the effects of stroke you better damn sight be ready to prove it!

And I do not mean that you have a video of it helping one or two stroke survivors or a biased report written by the person making the claim.  I am saying that you better have data, with a sufficient sampling size, and with positive results to prove that your claim does what it is supposed to and for ALL stroke survivors!

Let me make this perfectly clear, there is NO silver bullet for stroke recovery!  All the claims you might hear of and those websites of testimonials from stroke survivors are nice but definitely not adequate for you to be spending your hard earned money on.

The ONLY thing I know of that should help with stroke recovery is the “tried and proven” stroke rehabilitation of physical, occupational and speech-language therapy and lots of it!  You do NOT need to physically go to therapy, either.  There are lots of exercises you can do at home and by yourself.

So, the bottom line is, no matter how appealing the stroke recovery sounds, please save your money, stroke recovery has no “silver bullet!”