Stroke Recovery Alternatives Starkville MS

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.

David Herman Irwin Jr, MD
(662) 620-6800
903 Stark Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms; Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-North MS

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Anthony L Thomas
(601) 483-5322
2113 11th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Gastroenterology

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Douglas Albert Wolfe, MD
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates Pa; University Clinic Associates

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Joseph Saml Messina Jr, MD
(662) 226-1646
1300 Sunset Dr Ste A
Grenada, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Grenada Lake Med Ctr, Grenada, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Clinic

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Robert Luther Abney, MD
(601) 354-8776
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms

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Wesley Stewart Bennett, MD
(662) 323-3049
PO Box 60
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Clinic

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Joel Michael Phares, MD
(228) 377-7991
81 MDDS 301 Fisher St
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Dharmesh Patel
(662) 349-1900
391 Southcrest Cir # 200
Southaven, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Morrison Fuller
(601) 982-7850
970 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nelson K Little
(662) 620-6800
499 Gloster Creek Village
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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