Stroke Recovery Alternatives Morrison CO

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.

Brian Lee Stauffer, MD
(303) 315-0888
808 Rabbit Run Dr
Golden, CO
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1996

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James T Taguchi, MD, FACC
5263 S Cody St
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Roger Damle
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1986
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Cardiologist
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Willy Chongwon Choe, MD
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard A Mathe
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology

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Ruchira Garg, MD
(614) 439-3959
6105 W Long Dr
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology
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Female
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1997

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Arthur LeVene
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Kern Buckner, MD
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ira M Dauber
(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO
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(303) 744-1065
1000 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO
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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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