Stroke Recovery Alternatives Pahrump NV

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.

John A Bowers
(702) 240-6482
7455 W Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Pamela Alice Ivey, MD
(702) 731-8224
52 Quail Run Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeannette Nee, MD
(702) 731-8224
2300 Corporate Cir Ste 100
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Dost M. Wattoo
(702) 384-0022
9280 W Sunset Rd # 320
Las Vegas, NV
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M
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jerry Dennis Routh, MD
(702) 731-8224
133 Augusta St
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Fredric Abraham Siegel, MD
(702) 254-4168
8601 Robinson Ridge Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1968

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Lloyd Charles McDonald, MD
1740 Lantana Dr
Minden, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1956

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John W Grinsell
(775) 323-6700
343 Elm St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gary Alan Mayman, MD
(702) 732-1290
3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jeffrey B Gitlin
(702) 869-5544
7110 Smoke Ranch Rd
Las Vegas, NV
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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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