Stroke Recovery Alternatives Chaska MN

Recovery from stroke is long and complicated, and understandably often accompanied by hopelessness. So doctors usually prescribe antidepressants, daily aspirin to keep the blood from clotting again, and very limited physical therapy. Read on for more information on stroke recovery.

Ted H Spooner, MD
(952) 993-3246
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Business
Park Nicollet Heart & Vascular Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Scott W Sharkey, MD
(952) 403-2099
1515 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1977

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Norma Louise Thiessen, MD
9007 Cold Stream Ln
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Douglas Kimber, MD
(763) 520-2005
70 Gideons Point Rd
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: North Memorial Med Ctr, Robbinsdale, Mn; Cumberland Mem Hosp & E C U, Cumberland, Wi
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd

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William Bert Nelson, MD
(952) 401-1935
75 Mound Ave
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dennis Wei-Xi Zhu, MD
(952) 470-5702
716 Lake Point Dr
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Szechwan Med Coll, Chengtu, China
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kamal Kumar Sahgal, MD
(952) 993-8250
6711 Pointe Lake Lucy
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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George Mikhail H Tadros, MD
(612) 625-9100
10214 Lee Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1995

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Stephen C Battista, MD
(952) 924-9005
9444 Olympia Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael Richard Mooney, MD
(612) 863-6092
17995 Turtle Pt
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stroke Recovery Alternatives

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By Nicole Duncan

Roger Maxwell of Dallas didn’t smoke. He exercised regularly and kept his weight down. But at 49 he suffered a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak words more than two syllables. Maxwell’s stroke came from an arterial dissection; an artery in the back of his neck split in half and blocked the flow of blood to his brain. And when brain cells become starved for blood, they get damaged or die, making simple tasks like eating, walking, and talking nearly impossible.

The Conventional Rx:
Recovery from stroke is long and complicated, and understandably often accompanied by hopelessness. So doctors usually prescribe antidepressants, daily aspirin to keep the blood from clotting again, and very limited physical therapy. But antidepressants come loaded with side effects, aspirin can cause stomach ulcers or internal bleeding, and many stroke victims give up in frustration before they can regain their mobility and plummet further into depression.

The Alternative Rx: A rehab plan that included Iyengar yoga, time on the treadmill, supplements, and speech therapy. Maxwell was determined to walk and talk again, but his stroke affected the section of the brain that controls balance, which made walking difficult. Since walking requires not only balance, but strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance, a combination of yoga (for balance, coordination, and flexibility) and treadmill time (for strength and endurance) made the most sense. With its emphasis on precise positioning and the aid of props, Iyengar yoga in particular gave Maxwell the help he needed. Maxwell also supplemented with omega-3s, vitamin E, and Co-Q10, all of which have been proven to enhance brain function.

The Outcome: “The stroke rendered me unable to do just about everything but think clearly. I felt like I was imprisoned in my own body. I needed to break free,” says Maxwell. Within a year of his stroke, he had shed his wheelchair and regained full control of his speech. In fact, Maxwell completed the Dallas White Rock marathon less than two years after losing his ability to walk. —ND

Author: Nicole Duncan

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