Stroke Recovery Alternatives Clinton MS

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.

Herman Alfred Taylor Jr, MD
(601) 605-0470
350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1980

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Alfredo H Figueroa, MD
(601) 372-2777
1832 Hospital Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Ecuador, Esc De Med, Fac De Cien Med, Quito, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Hinds Cardiology Clinic

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William J Harris
(601) 948-1416
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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George Marshall Reynolds Jr, MD
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Rankin Med Ctr, Brandon, Ms; Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates

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Ronald Kennedy
(601) 948-1416
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Herman Alfred Taylor, MD
(601) 368-4650
350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Alexander Bellan, MD
(601) 372-2777
1832 Hospital Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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James L Warnock
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Lamar Warnock, MD
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Douglas Harkins
(601) 982-7850
501 Marshall Street #600
Jackson, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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