Stroke Recovery Alternatives Las Cruces NM

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.

Guillermo Nava
(575) 521-3270
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Terry A Boulware
(505) 522-7247
2525 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig Frederick Cannon, MD
(505) 521-3270
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 100
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm; Mountain View Reg Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: NM Cardiac Care

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Richard Stuart Meltzer, MD
(505) 532-1155
5313 Redman Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974

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Terry Allan Boulware, MD
(954) 224-3675
2525 S Telshor Blvd Ste 100
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Demosthenis Klonis
(505) 532-5838
3530 Foothills Rd
LAS CRUCES, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Mountainview Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Kent Richards
(575) 522-5353
2405 South Telshor Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Memorial Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Kent Lorin Richards, MD
(505) 522-5353
2405 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Richard L Butler, MD
(618) 978-1944
1222 Dry Creek Pl
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Craig Frederick Cannon
(505) 521-3270
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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