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Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not usually

Strokes are not usually painful.
However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful.

In brief: Not usually

Strokes are not usually painful.
However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful.
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Dr. Mark Callman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not typically

Usually, pain is not a symptom of a stroke.
Weakness on one side of the body is more common.Difficulty speaking is also a common effect. At times, however, one can have pain in an extremity, or one side of the face, if an area called the thalamus is involved. Also , due lack of movement, joints can become stiff and cause arthritic pain.

In brief: Not typically

Usually, pain is not a symptom of a stroke.
Weakness on one side of the body is more common.Difficulty speaking is also a common effect. At times, however, one can have pain in an extremity, or one side of the face, if an area called the thalamus is involved. Also , due lack of movement, joints can become stiff and cause arthritic pain.
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