Stroke Recovery Alternatives Newport RI

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.

Naftali Sabo, MD
508-583-4500 ext 1683
15 Clarke St Apt 8
Newport, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Newport Hospital, Newport, Ri
Group Practice: Newport Internal Medicine

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Anthony P Caputi, MD
(401) 846-7956
15 Hammersmith Rd
Newport, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1944

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David B Pomfret, MD
(401) 423-0291
20 Grey Gull Rd
Jamestown, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Univ Of Ireland
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Robert Stebbins, MD
(508) 679-7735
76 Thayer Dr
Portsmouth, RI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alton M Paull, MD
(407) 451-0474
15 Captain Freebody Rd
Narragansett, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1950

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David Cunningham
(401) 846-0055
850 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.Robert Schwengel
(401) 849-9042
676 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mauricio Golberg, MD
(401) 783-8870
200 E Shore Rd
Jamestown, RI
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Neil Brandon, MD
(401) 789-5770
47 Canonchet Way
Narragansett, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: South County Hospital, Wakefield, Ri
Group Practice: South County Cardiology Assoc

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David J Broza
(401) 294-5831
426 Scrabbletown Rd
North Kingstown, RI
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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