Stroke Recovery Alternatives Evansville IN

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.

Dr.Marlon Jordan
(812) 464-0521
421 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
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Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Sanford Elliott Schen, MD
(812) 426-9401
421 Chestnut St
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1966

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Marlon D Jordan
(812) 464-0521
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Christine Riddick Gest, MD
(812) 464-9133
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology
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Female
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1986

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Steven R Turner
(812) 464-9133
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Michael Neahring, MD
(812) 464-9133
8820 Petersburg Rd
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

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Muhammad Akram, MD
(812) 473-2642
1400 Professional Blvd
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Michael Neahring
(812) 471-0944
3801 Bellemeade Ave
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Larry Dean Bucshon
(812) 473-2642
901 St Marys Dr
Evansville, IN
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Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Asem A Rimawi
(812) 473-2642
901 St Marys Dr
Evansville, IN
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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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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