Stroke Recovery Alternatives Pierre SD

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.

Bruce A Watt
(605) 977-5000
4520 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dirk Denier Vandergon, MD
(866) 419-4900
3501 5th St Ste 1
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980

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Samuel Joseph Durr, MD
(605) 399-4300
725 Meade St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1983

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Steven Eric Miller, MD
(605) 328-2929
5221 S Sweetbriar Ct
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1991

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Lloyd Eugene Solberg, MD
(605) 357-2962
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Heart Partners

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Willard Charles Hurley, MD
(605) 331-4363
705 W Chicory Cir
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Midwest Cardiovascular Ctr

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Phillip Edward Burket, MD
(605) 977-5000
4809 S Caraway Cir
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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James P Olson
(605) 328-2929
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Allen Nagelhout, MD
(605) 977-5000
4520 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael Rutan Mc Vay, MD
(605) 665-7841
PO Box 706
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Medical Clinic Cardio

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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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