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.

Arjun V Gururaj
(702) 240-6482
7455 W Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ruben J Acherman
(702) 732-1290
3006 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
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Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Thomas S Davee
(775) 323-6700
343 Elm St
Reno, NV
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Michael Baker, MD
433 Socorro Ct
Reno, NV
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1995

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Pamela Alice Ivey, MD
(702) 731-8224
52 Quail Run Rd
Henderson, NV
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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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Colin Matthew Fuller, MD
(775) 688-8000
PO Box 979
Verdi, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Stephen Portz
(702) 733-8600
3201 S Maryland Pkwy # 502
Las Vegas, NV
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Richard Chen
(702) 796-7150
3121 S Maryland Pkwy #220
Las Vegas, NV
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M
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Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Salvador Borromeo
(702) 384-0022
9280 West Sunset Road #312
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jerry Nelson Zebrack, MD
(775) 323-6700
Elm Street Proffesional Plaza 343 Elm Street; Suit
Reno, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Reno Heart Physicians; Reno Heart Physicians Med Ctr Plaza

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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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